Runner Flips Off Competitor, Whole Cruel World

Posted by Reddit user velospeed from a 5K in Boston, this sequence beautifully captures what it's like to run a hard race and then be nipped at the line. It is the best.

The runner in blue is not flipping just any ol' bird; this is the double middle finger you give to to the cruel world and that body that gave up too soon. It's is the downbeat to opus 27, "Fuck Your Final Kick." It is a gesture of defeat visible from space.

Winning is temporary, but this photo and the feelings it captures are forever.

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