I worked at a local 5K this morning. Always interesting to see the crowd that runs these races. Up here, folks are fast. i.e. the last few people crossing the finish line are right around my pace. Which is why I WORK at the race rather than RUN it. :-)
Talk about leaving it all on the course... I'm at the finish line writing down runners' bib numbers as they cross. About 30 feet from the finish line, a runner is approaching at full sprint - and then starts puking all over the place - doesn't even break stride, just keeps sprinting towards the finish line....
Gosh, that's giving it your all, isn't it!?!
I'd like to think I could do that at my next race - minus the puking, of course. :-)