Winners or losers, everyone is excited to cross that finish line after a grueling race. Here are some of the oddest and funniest of these grand finales.

1. The Warrior Dash

Warrior Dash

Photo: Rennett Stowe/Flickr

Because we can all have a nice giggle at these mid-air facial expressions.

2. The greatest cameo ever

Spiderman cameo

Photo: Noee/Flickr

Look closely...

3. Heel-clicking

Heel clicking at finish line

Photo: lululemon athletica/Flickr

What joy at crossing the finish line!

4. Kids!

Kids crossing the finish line

Photo: Martin Good/

Check out those adorable mugs!

5. Running makes your heart happy

Heart costume

Photo: patrimonio designs ltd/

Or at least this one looks pretty satisfied with himself.

6. A different armstrong

Armstand at the finish line

Photo: Maxisport/

Only hardcore athletes do complex yoga poses at the finish line of a major event.

7. Papa Smurf

Papa Smurf boat race

Photo: Swansea Photographer/Flickr

He's blue and he's in need of a bath.

8. Nearly naked Nick

Running nearly naked in freezing weather

Photo: Lab 2112/Flickr

Another hardcore athlete proves himself, this time in below-freezing weather. I wonder if it's the same guy.

9. Oh, there he is...

Here's Waldo

Photo: Simon Thallmann/Flickr

Second-best celebrity cameo.

10. The infamous Viking woman

Very serious Viking woman

Photo: Will Wilson/Organization

And finally, there are those people who just have to be so serious about winning.

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