Okay - the youtube video of this event has been pulled - many are calling her the "Sportsman of the Year" Ironically - and who can argue? Somehow I managed to get a hold of this footage - hope no on like the Seattle Post Intelligencer threatens to sue me again for this - but the video is to amazing and sheer illustration of heart and the will to finish. The event is the Ohio state high school cross country championship, the runner is Berkshire High School senior Claire Markwardt. ESPN's Wayne Drehs has extensively chronicled this event, you can read his article here. Excerpted from his article, "At the 1- and 2-mile markers, Markwardt was on a personal-best pace. Then, as she entered the stadium at Columbus' Scioto Downs, with about 400 meters to go, she heard her left leg crack. The leg had been sore on and off for the previous two weeks, prompting Berkshire coach Julie Cole to limit Markwardt in practice. When she heard the crack, Markwardt thought it was a muscle pull or tear. She thought she could gut it out to the finish line. "There was a runner from one of our rival schools right in front of me," she said. "I kept staring at the back of her jersey and pushing myself to catch her." But some 200 meters later, Markwardt heard the leg crack again. And again. Then there was a louder crack, and her entire leg gave out. She fell to the ground as onlookers winced at the sound and the sight of what happened. One of Markwardt's teammates, unaware of what had happened, encouraged her to get up. She tried, using her right leg. But as soon as she shifted weight to the left, the loudest crack yet came. And her leg gave out again. "At that point, I knew what had happened. I knew my leg was broken pretty badly. And I knew I couldn't get up again. So I started crawling," she said. So, she finished the race in a time of 20:24.07, only 18 seconds slower than her personal best (20:06), despite crawling for the last 45 feet. Wayne Drehs is a senior writer for ESPN.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Wayne at his ESPN fan page.