Several cross-country skiers waited at the finish line to congratulate the guy who came in last

German Madroza 2Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

  • German Madrazo was the last man to cross the finish line in the men’s 15 kilometer cross-country event at the Winter Olympics.
  • Several other competitors, including the shirtless Tongan Pita Taufatofua, greeted Madrazo at the finish line, giving him a hero’s welcome.
  • After the race, Madrazo compared his reception to that of a World Cup athlete, only better.

German Madrazo was the last man across the finish line in the men’s 15km cross-country event at the Winter Olympics, but you wouldn’t know it by his reception at the end of the race.

A full 23 minutes after Dario Cologna of Switzerland had secured his second straight gold medal in the event, Madroza re-entered the arena that housed the start and finsh line to complete his run in just under an hour’s time.

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