This bloodied but unbowed runner is Alicia Follmar of Stanford, who took a spill at the start of the women's distance medley at the prestigious Penn Relays. She quickly recovered and managed to finish third.

As a not particularly serious and not particularly accomplished runner (I did the Marine Corps Marathon in under four whole hours!) I'm glad to throw a ton of credit Follmar's way. A great deal of running is drowning out the continuous pain that accompanies every pounding step. I can only imagine how someone manages to do it well with a nasty laceration to their temple.