You’ll be hard-pressed to find a crazier finish to a 5,000m race than this.
At the 2016 European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam over the weekend, the 5,000m came down to a photo finish—involving FIVE runners! You can see the video above (skip to about 16:00 to see the final 200 meters)
In the end, Ilias Fifa of Spain was declared the winner, though he, Adel Mechaal of Spain and Richard Ringer of Germany were all credited with a time of 13:40.85. Henrik Ingebrigtsen of Norway was fourth in 13:40.86 and Mourad Amdouni of France was fifth in 13:40.94.
That’s five runners within a tenth of a second of one another!