At first when Michta crossed the line she did so without emotion. Was it disbelief? Was it shock? Was it fatigue? It didn't matter. Shortly after Michta walked around knowing she will be called an Olympian the rest of her life.
After congratulations were over, the harsh reality of how close Melville was to her goal hit home.
Cobb pushed all the way to the line, finishing fourth in 1:37:00.07.
Cobb distraught after the finish.
Next across the line was Dow for 5th place in a time of 1:38:20.20
6th belonged to Lauren Forgues in a time of 1:39:48.06
Emotions ran high as Michta and Forgues embrace.
The women's 20K story continues...