20-year-old motorcyclist loses race but wins the Internet after crossing finish line on his knees.

20-year-old motorcyclist loses race but wins the Internet after crossing finish line on his knees.
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Finnish racer Niklas Ajo came in 17th at the Dutch Grand Prix, but he's #1 when it comes to all anyone's talking about. (video below)


As he states in his Instagram post, Niklas Ajo was not in contention to win the Dutch Grand Prix this weekend. He was, at best, struggling to win the race for pride among the pack of stragglers who had fallen behind. He was winning that secondary race (in 8th place) when he "pushed a bit too much" on one of the final turns. This almost resulted in a wipeout, but what happened instead ended up being the most exciting moment of the entire race:

This is probably a metaphor for perseverance or something, but I think it mostly speaks to the importance of upper-body strength and having the reaction speed and coordination to avoid breaking all your bones on an impact wall. But I'm a very literal person. Good job, Ajo! Let's not turn this into your thing, though.

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