Collapsed Runner Carried Across Boston Marathon Finish Line by Fellow Runners
The 2014 Boston Marathon provided a number of inspirational stories, and most of them had to do with the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing in one way or another.
However, there was at least one feel-good story that had nothing at all to do with the bombing. It was just a good old-fashioned case of people helping people.
You see, there was a runner who collapsed at the 26-mile marker, just 0.2 miles away from the finish line. Realizing how agonizing it would be to fall just 0.2 miles short of finishing the Boston Marathon, the other runners around him didn’t just keep running and let the medical staff take care of him. They stopped, picked him up, and carried him across the finish line. And Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery was right there to live-tweet the whole thing.
Now that is fantastic.
While professional hockey players are knocking each other senseless in pursuit of a trophy, these amateur athletes are reminding us all what sport should be about.
Hat Tip – [For the Win]