From the Depths of Hell to Viral Video Heaven

This video was so inspiring I went out and ran my fastest mile in almost three years. You’ll need to watch it twice, because the first time you won’t notice University College Cork runner Phil Healy until the very end. The second viewing will show you the remarkable gap she made up to win the Irish Universities Athletics Association Womens 4 x 400m Relay for UCC.

A screenshot shows Healy trailing by about 50 meters with 250 meters to go in the race. Healy’s at the far right.

 

The excitement of the announcers only adds to the experience, as they describe Healy coming back “from the depths of hell” to overtake the leaders. And yes, it’s a hashtag.