This is Devon Crosby-Helms as she was preparing to drop from the World 100km Championship in the Netherlands a few weeks ago. If I can correctly summarize, it seems the early symptoms of food poisoning were making her feel terrible.
I love this photo so much. Not because Devon’s suffering, not at all. I don’t wish that on her or anyone.
I love this photo because it’s so revealing of what the sport of ultrarunning is all about. This sport is all heart, and soul, and pushing oneself and others to their best, and joy, and pain, and teamwork, and sometimes failure, and so much success.
(Darryl Schaffer photo credit. Click through the photo to see his full gallery from the race.)