See the triumph of Marathon Monday with our recap of the race
Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh was in the center of the lead pack, nearing the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, when she ran out of room and fell to the ground.
Yeshaneh, 31, was around the 23rd mile of the course in Brookline on Monday when she was clipped and stumbled. But she quickly recovered and returned to the group, a display of athleticism that was widely applauded.
Running along with four other contenders at the front after 24 miles, Yeshaneh ended up placing in fourth.
Yeshaneh adds the fourth place finish at the fabled road race to a list of running accomplishments under her belt, among them being a second-place finish at the Boston Marathon last year, and third place at the 2021 New York Marathon.
Yeshaneh was quickly heralded by those online for her tenacity and ability to pick herself up during the marathon, with one person saying that Yeshaneh embodied what it means to be “Boston Strong.”
“Yeshaneh’s ability to get back up and rejoin the lead pack after that fall is crazy inspirational,” another said.
Others called her a “superwoman,” “hero” and “real athlete.”
Ababel Yeshaneh, who was among the Women's Professional #BostonMarathon leaders, trips and falls in Brookline, but quickly overcomes. #Boston127 pic.twitter.com/1VTNou3DOb— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) April 17, 2023
Yeshaneh tripped and fell, but picked herself back up and rejoined the pack. Joyciline Jepkosgei dropping back. Pack down to 5: Salpeter, Yeshaneh,@HellenObiri, Beriso and @emmajbates.— B.A.A. (@BAA) April 17, 2023
Yeshaneh tripped, get her self up like is nothing. A real athlete that one #BostonMarathon things I love to see— Brosay 🇰🇪 (@DjTreHustle) April 17, 2023
Ababel Yeshaneh fell but she got up and still ran her way to the finish line becoming 4th! That's a super woman! #BostonMarathon— Wesley Kibet (@wes_kibet) April 17, 2023
Yeshaneh’s ability to get back up and rejoin the lead pack after that fall is crazy inspirational. #BostonMarathon— Kevin Smith (@KevINmidMO) April 17, 2023
Yeshaneh is a hero for getting up from that fall and going on to finish in 4th 💪🏽— Looremeta (@iMaasai) April 17, 2023
Yeshaneh is beyond impressive. Fell and caught up. #BostonMarathon— Rice At Home (@walikejani) April 17, 2023
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