BYU hurdler incredibly finishes race after falling and cutting open her leg

The NCAA track and field championships get underway Wednesday in Eugene, Oregon, but it will be hard to think there will be a more inspiring or incredible moment than what took place last week at the NCAA West Regional.

Competing in the preliminary heat of the 400-meter hurdles, BYU sophomore Brenna Porter clipped the first hurdle of competition and fell to the ground. Despite the hard fall and a large gash to her leg as a result, Porter got right back up and kept going. With a considerable distance between herself and the rest of the field and blood gushing down her leg, Porter FINISHED THE RACE.

Warning: Some of the images in the video below are graphic. If you don't like the sight of blood, this clip might not be for you.


While there are so many things to be said about her bravery and perseverance, I think this quote from Porter herself pretty much says it all:

"It's the struggle, not the success that matters. I think there's a lot more to running than winning. Obviously you want to do your best and you want to win, but I think there's a lot to learn from it -- a lot of character to be built. I think as long as you're working hard, and you finish what you've started, I think you've succeeded."

Insert all the hand-clapping/fist-bump/hands-raised emojis here.

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