It probably takes 15 minutes for these runners to make it to the finish line. By that time they are literally foaming at the mouth! They all make it in – and the last guy here got a standing ovation from all the foreigners anyway for his perseverance!! (I think there were a lot of teachers there and we seem to be into cheering for the underdog, or camel as it may be). I couldn’t resist this final shot…he just looks so smug. I have to wonder what place he came in.