Sherri Brothers1 of 12
"I'm crossing the finish line at the Ironman Lake Placid Race in July 2013." Photo by Nils Nilsen.
Brandi Willie2 of 12
"I was within sight of the finish line of my first 5K. My family was waiting for me and it was one of the proudest moments of my life." Photo by Lang Smith
Megan Biller3 of 12
"My favorite finish line photo is completing my very first marathon—the 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon!"
Abbie Teitelbaum4 of 12
"Crossing the finish line for the first time felt better than buying a great pair of shoes. It was an amazing experience...and I can't wait to do it again." Photo by The Survival Race and photographer, Nuvision
Chris Anderson5 of 12
Husband, father of two, and liver transplant recipient, crosses the finish line at the Massachusetts State Triathlon.
Carlos Rodriguez6 of 12
"This is from one of my first races, a duathlon. I was having muscle cramps and as a result I came in last. Since then I've improved my performance and I no longer come in last."
Cheryl Onderchain7 of 12
"My daughter Jessica, 6 at the time, and me crossing the finish line at a local 5K."
Kevin Macy8 of 12
"Solid teamwork results in a solid finish." Kevin Macy and Joey Burger at the 2013 Utah Spartan Beast.
Marty Dinneweth9 of 12
"This was taken at the Grand Rapids, Michigan Glow Run 5K. Two years ago, my family and I, would have never thought about running a 5K, let alone finishing it."In the photo: Marty Dinneweth's wife, two daughters, two nieces, one of his niece's husbands and one his wife's friends.
James Neaylon10 of 12
"My first Olympic Triathlon—the 2013 Chicago Triathlon. It was a very hot, humid 90-degree day."
Maria Morado11 of 12
"Go Team Rookies! We made it through our first 5K!" The Color Up 5K in Nacogdoches, Texas."