Marathon Runner Sacrifices His Victory To Help Collapsing Competitor Cross The Finish Line
The idea of sports has changed a lot in the past centuries. Nowadays, it’s more about breaking records, lucrative contracts, sponsor deals, trash talking, substance abuse… Sure, we’re better at sports than we used to be, but what about sportsmanship?
At this year’s London marathon we’ve seen a beautiful display of camaraderie and fair play. You can be the strongest person in the world mentally, but after 26 miles of running the body often gives up. This guy was so close to finishing, yet he was utterly drained, he wasn’t able to make another step. That’s when another runner, his competitor and rival, gave up his own race so he could help him over the finish line.