Have you ever gone body-surfing after a storm?
The waves are huge...and they pick you up and hurl you towards shore.
That's what it's like to run at the start of the pack in a race filled with excited runners!
I took this photo just a few seconds into the race. These runners were just behind me.
(Yes, I was running. I didn't stop or slow my pace. After all, I was in a race!)