Rio Olympics 2016 finally concluded on Sunday, with the promise of returning four years later in Tokyo, Japan. The last day of the premier international sporting spectacle witnessed one of the most awaited events — the men’s marathon. The iconic event sees athletes from different countries run around 26 miles (approx 42 kms) for the medals.

This year, the event took place in a bit slippery conditions, as it was raining in Rio. The marathon, which is one of the best examples of Darwin’s theory ‘Survival of the fittest’, was eventually won by Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, who completed the run in record time of 02:08:44. ALSO READ: Watch Pakistan team’s military celebration, five push-ups after beating England at Lord’s.

One of the runners, USA’s Meb Keflezighi, finished in 33rd place with a time of 2:16.46. The 41-year old runner, however, slipped and fell when he got to the finish line, as the roadway was all wet. But showing tremendous sense of humour and presence of mind, he did push-ups before getting up and crossing the line.

His act reminded the cricket lovers of Pakistan’s Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq’s push-ups celebration, which he put on display famously after his first hundred in his first appearance on English soil during the Lord’s Test last month. His style of celebration later became the template for Pakistan team, as they celebrated their Lord’s win in similar fashion and later Azhar Ali too marked his hundred in the third Test at Birmingham with salute and push-ups.

Inspired by skipper Misbah's celebration and the Pakistan army, team (left) emulated him after Lord's win and Azhar Ali (right) celebrated his 100 in similar fashion.
Inspired by skipper Misbah’s celebration and the Pakistan army, team (left) emulated him after Lord’s win and Azhar Ali (right) celebrated his 100 in similar fashion.

Meanwhile, watch Keflezighi’s act, which won him many a heart, in the video below: