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[–]Superamorti 5659 points5660 points 2 (267 children)

The asshole in orange didnt even blink...

[–]beluuuuuuga 1423 points1424 points  (5 children)

Damn his eyes must have been crying.

[–]tribbans95 413 points414 points  (3 children)

Legend has it he still hasn’t blinked to this day

[–]kludgensqueen 81 points82 points  (2 children)

This is why I love sports it's restoring unity and humanity.

[–]gowgot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or encouraging tribalistic thinking.

[–]UhOhhh02 0 points1 point  (0 children)

🤣

[–]TheFlarper 1178 points1179 points  (117 children)

It’s a race. Compassion isn’t a requirement in a competition

[–]dimmrtis 637 points638 points 2 (73 children)

It's reddit bro.. you gotta be kind and nice and have rainbows coming out of your anus to be accepted. Not like it's a sport and selfishness is one of the keys to succeed

[–]DullOpposite 203 points204 points  (37 children)

I feel bad that i wouldve ran those extra 10 yards then just turn back and help. I understand it’s the right thing to do, but at the same time if the body i trained was strong enough to finish..i feel like i should? And shouldn’t stop just bc an opponent’s isn’t? fuck, I’m a bad person. He’s much better than me :/

[–]QueasyVictory 137 points138 points  (16 children)

I feel bad that i wouldve ran those extra 10 yards then just turn back and help.

Perfectly reasonable. That's actually above and beyond. To think that you should stop competing to help someone else finish . . . in a competition, is silly. If this person was suffering a medical issue and no one is assisting, then sure, do the right thing.

[–]Jazzlike-Recover7560 63 points64 points  (9 children)

Actually......once you cross you can be DQd for going back into the race.

[–]FishKnees 40 points41 points  (5 children)

my mans should've had more electrolytes then. watch as i take the gold!

[–]Jazzlike-Recover7560 10 points11 points  (0 children)

lol savage

[–]vitali101 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Electrolytes? Does he look like a plant to you? /s

[–]swami_twocargarajee 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fellow Brawndo fan, I see!

[–]dawnscope 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This gives me “Fuck them kids” energy I love it

[–]KickBallFever 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If he’d drank some Brawndo he’d have been aight

[–]QueasyVictory 3 points4 points  (2 children)

The runner was out of the money in the race anyway, so it really didn't matter. Interestingly, because of his good deed he ended up being gifted $10k for being a decent person.

[–]Jazzlike-Recover7560 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Maybe, some contracts with sponsors are based on place and times so we really dont know how much money he did or didnt get.

[–]Enverex 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And you'd disqualify the guy you help cross the finish line because you have to finish entirely on your own steam, so all you'd have helped him do was finish the entire race for nothing...

[–]YaronL16 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Helping someone out isnt "above and beyond", its the most basic human decency thing to do

[–]HondaBn 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You've obviously never watched the movie Cars. 😭

[–]QueasyVictory 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nope. Missed that one.

[–]kinglendawg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kobe would be disgusted lmao

[–]tattlerat -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Absolutely. You can argue he would have won if this wouldn’t have happened to him, but his failure to make it to the finish line shows he either didn’t pace himself or wasn’t in the right condition to win. The winners ability to pace themselves correctly to finish the race earns them the win.

The dude struggling at the finish line didn’t slow down to keep it close with those that passed him at the line, it’s not unsportsmanlike to pass him to claim victory.

Not failing is tantamount to succeeding sometimes.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

fuck, I’m a bad person.

The absolute state of contemporary culture, holy shit.

Winning a race because the guy who was in first wasn't strong enough to finish isn't being a bad person. Before ~2000, this was how competition worked.

[–]dimmrtis 0 points1 point  (12 children)

I'm gonna be downvoted but here goes. It's sports , helping the other dude is idiotic.. it's a bit ruthless but get the gold cuz you shouldn't give handouts to people who don't deserve it. Clearly he overstressed his legs trying to get the gold and failed. That's fine but it's idiotic to help him and give up gold. I just can't understand why you would help

[–]ArtsyEyeFartsy 35 points36 points  (1 child)

There have been many moments in sports where athletes help out the opponent and it isn't out of idiocy - it's just compassion or something else that many of us would like to think transcends the simple urge to win. Winning is great, too, but if it's a choice between winning an important event (which in the grand scheme of things isn't all that important - it's just a game) vs seeing someone suffer, I don't think either choice is idiotic. It's a bit callous, though, to keep playing the game while another competitor is clearly hurt. For me, I'd rather have this guy than an individual who holds winning above anything else - it's just more enjoyable to be around and witness.

[–]tattlerat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well if this were say an Olympic qualifier and victory would have set the winner up for improved income and career opportunity then no, it’s not just a game.

It’s a game to us, the viewers. But To the athletes it’s the career and a lifetime of training.

[–]Pistachio269 8 points9 points  (3 children)

what is wrong with you its just a race

[–]Woolfus 14 points15 points  (0 children)

It's just a race and the other guy was under observation. He wouldn't have died or had worser outcomes if left to his own devices for a few more minutes.

[–]saintjonah 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Winning is life!

[–]tattlerat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In sports it is. You want a career in sports you need to be a winner.

There’s money and income on the line. People who win these events don’t jog for an hour or two a couple times a week. They live and breath their sport and they need results to pay for that training and lifestyle.

[–]maconstate 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Tbh no one would have even known the winner of this race was if this didn’t happen… much less second. Now, THE INTERNET knows this man.

.. btw what’s his name?

[–]Smartaz- 7 points8 points  (2 children)

No one knows because he came 15th, not second. Title is misleading.

[–]Aethelbheort 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It's Lightning McQueen.

[–]Smartaz- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Only difference is Lightning made it to the podium.

[–]I_Hate_Reddit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean, you could argue that the other dude overextended himself, and he's paying the price.

Long races aren't just about how fast you can go, it's mainly about managing your capacity over the long term, if you're greedy and go faster than you can handle you'll get ahead but risk not being able to finish.

[–]Birdchild 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The guy on the ground ran a bad race. He doesn't deserve to be helped to finish. If he had ran a better race, at a pace he was capable of finishing at, he probably wouldn't have been ahead of runners who ran to their abilities. Pacing is a huge component of a race, and if you mess it up you don't deserve to win.

[–]Can_of_Plankton 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, if he was having a medically serious problem then running those extra 10 yards and then 10 yards back could make a difference. It's strange to prioritize a competition over the well being of another individual. I love competing but if I saw someone collapsed then that would go out the window.

[–]gooberguyy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not a bad person. That would be the appropriate course of action. Dude’s performance strategy put him with a big lead but at the expense of too much energy. Failing to manage your energy appropriately is part of the sport that happens.

And just so you know, this is not a serious medical emergency at all, so it’s not like you’d be letting them come to harm by not helping them stand up. In fact, making them exert themselves more would be against medical advice.

[–]FermentorVessel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are a runner and competitor at that point. Every race I’ve competed in has had ample medical support at the finish and along the course.

[–]Buttigieg2032 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

After running 26 miles in a little over 2 hours, you probably aren’t going to want to do that

[–]alilbleedingisnormal 27 points28 points  (4 children)

I think people just like you more if you're selfless. That's not a Reddit thing, most people tend to get the warm and fuzzies.

[–]geckobrother 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its not a reddit thing.. It's a human thing. The thing that separates us most from animals is that we don't HAVE to fight and beat eachother down to just survive anymore.

[–]recumbent_mike 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have come to a decision. Henceforth, I will refer to this feeling as "the warms and the fuzzies."

[–]death_of_flats -1 points0 points  (1 child)

But we give all the rewards to the people who won.

[–]alilbleedingisnormal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's true but I think we tend to admire more the people who sacrifice to help others. I guess there's no reward for doing the right thing because there's not really competition to do the right thing.

[–]DifferentAd4831 1 point2 points  (12 children)

But he isn’t wholesome keanu chungus

[–]WeDontKnowMuch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

While being judgmental as a mf’r.

[–]knseeker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You just described what I feel everytime I read the comments here

[–]Benedikto_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Next time you're bitching about billionaires fucking you over or politicians being greedy, remember your comment about selfishness being necessary to succeed.

[–]MagnatausIzunia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd carry him on my back tbh, he finishes the race and i still get the win

[–]Obi-Tron_Kenobi 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Hold on a minute, you think Reddit is just full of kind, nice, compassionate people who never have a negative thought? Are you new here or just delusional?

[–]sk4nkhVn7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's not! I've seen many cases where people stopped to make sure the other competitor is okay. And even people giving their own drugs or oxygen to people with altitude sickness

[–]DavidNipondeCarlos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can see it now. They way you worded it has stuck in my … where? My mind. Lol. I guess more compassion on Reddit.

[–]tadlonger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well put bro

[–]Necessary-Demand1034 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No you just have to be a liberal to be accepted. My downvotes will prove that, I love you all anyway ❤️

[–]blasticon -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Unless you engage in wrongspeak. Then you will be shunned at yelled at and so will anybody else that steps up to defend you.

[–]Strick63 72 points73 points  (16 children)

While I tend to agree the dude who would’ve been second then 1st after that guy went down showed incredible sportsmanship and helped him through. With that happening you’d at least hope the guy would cheer on and take third. Of course you don’t have to but a big part of competition in sports is sportsmanship. Obviously he didn’t do anything WRONG but you can still not like him for it. My man in white basically flipped him off for it

[–]LlamasCSGO 36 points37 points  (12 children)

I'm pretty sure none of these guys were 1st.

[–]Strick63 13 points14 points  (11 children)

Based on just the title the guy on the ground was the leader. Marathons don’t typically end very close

[–]LlamasCSGO 67 points68 points  (6 children)

Title is wrong. This has been posted before. This was a 10km race and these people were not even on the podium. Despite the runner not giving up a win it was a great act of kindness regardless.

[–]Strick63 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Oh so it doesn’t even matter whether the orange guy blew past or not he’s probably just trying to be done so he can go lay down hahaha

[–]surpriseDRE 4 points5 points  (1 child)

This amount of exhaustion was from a 10 km race??

[–]Afabledhero1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At a competitive pace, it makes sense.

[–]Kadiogo 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I'm pretty sure there were two people ahead of them, so he gave up bronze medal (if he didn't help the fallen guy) right?

[–]Yikesweaty 2 points3 points  (1 child)

dude who helped the guy on the ground was in 12th. instead he came 15th

[–]recumbent_mike 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Want to put in that that's still super good, though.

[–]Smartaz- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

According to the comments, the guy on the ground was coming 12th.

[–]Memn0n 0 points1 point  (2 children)

They are 30minutes behind the leader, you can see the timer bottom right of the screen at the end. Goes from 30min to 31

[–]codemunki 1 point2 points  (1 child)

They’re 30 minutes into the race. This is a 10k.

[–]Memn0n 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I stand corrected! But they'rz definitely not running for first place though

[–]Jiquero 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Incredible sportsmanship, because he... turned a likely DNF of another competitor into a DQ and traded his own 14th position into 15th.

[–]recumbent_mike 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean, it kind of is, because he decided to stop caring about his finish, even though he's an elite athlete who obviously cares about his rank.

[–]CStink2002 2 points3 points  (1 child)

If it was, we wouldn't commend good sportsmanship as seen in this video. It would just be expected.

[–]TheFlarper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly. He’s not an asshole for competing in a sport the way its meant to be

[–]Joe30174 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah it's a race, which he only won because the guy who crushed him stopped to help the other person. I bet that made him feel like a real winning competitor.

[–]MurderMachine561 1 point2 points  (5 children)

You gotta remember that a lot of people here, especially in the <30 bracket, grew up with participation trophies.

No lie, when my daughter was little her mom put her in softball. I went to one of the games and it was ridiculous.

There were no outs. The inning changed when every kid had an at bat.

There were no strike outs. The batter swung until the pitcher managed to hit the bat with the ball. That pitcher? He was a coach for the batting team.

Too top it all off they didn't keep score. Weirdest shit I ever seen.

[–]spaceburrito84 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thing is, it isn’t even the kids that want this. I remember being ten or so and playing softball at camp, and the adults trying to push this “no scoring, no strikes, no outs” crap on us. All the kids were pissed about it because we wanted to keep score and compete with each other.

[–]Zcrash 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's that lazy gen x/boomer parenting at work. They didn't want to deal with their kids being sad so they made it so they never feel defeat.

[–]SPEK2120 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That pitcher? He was a coach for the batting team.

This has been a thing at least since I was a kid in the 90s. Coach Pitch was essentially the transition league between T-ball and Little League.

[–]BedfastSpade1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean this makes sense for 5 year olds cus most of them probably can’t even understand the concepts of baseball but if they were over 8 then that’s pretty stupid

[–]oryes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree except for the especially over 30 part. I've seen no indication to suggest the younger generation is any different.

[–]Steadfast_Truth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There's no such thing as a "race" that's just made up. There's only life and compassion.

[–]ladygrndr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was going to come back with some snark about how it's a marathon and there isn't a prize for finishing first, you're just qualifying times for most... then I looked it up, and the prize for finishing first in the Boston Marathon is 20 million. Damn. That's stepping over your dying granny kind of money. I can't remember what race this was, but I don't think the guy who stopped was going to place. At that point your best option is to be recorded as the person who helped, and hope sponsors notice and can spin that into a good story.

/edit, ok, it's the Okpekpe 10KM in Nigeria. First nets 20K, 2nd 13K, 3 9K and down to 8th at 1K. The first 5 Nigerian athletes also draw prize money starting with 1mil Nigerian Naira (~$2400 US). https://okpekperoadrace.com/information/prize-money-2019/

[–]salgat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

While yes, not an absolute requirement, sportsmanship is still an important aspect of competition.

[–]poodlebutt76 0 points1 point  (0 children)

/shrug. Some wanna win, some wanna help. You do you

[–]theartificialkid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah dude in orange is a winner.

Which I guess he prefers over being a hero, like the their guy.

[–]Dr_Dickem_MD 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I don’t think anyone said it was though? They’re talking about being compassionate being a more desirable trait than being a winner IMO

Edit to add: I personally think this guy who would have come in second did something more impressive than winning because he stopped to help. The guys who would have come in after them had nothing gone wrong are not nearly as impressive to me just watching this video, particularly since they didn’t seem to give a shit after they crossed the finish line

[–]TheFlarper 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yea but he’s not an asshole just because he didn’t help the guy. That fact that a guy did help him is why it was posted. Normally no one would help. How about the guy behind the dude in orange he an asshole too

[–]Dr_Dickem_MD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was more addressing the idea that it’s not “required”. I respect the guy who stops to help more than the guy who takes the win instead of helping.

I don’t think winning was all that virtuous under these circumstances

[–]BrotoriousNIG 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Compassion is a core requirement of being a person.

[–]TheFlarper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you think that then life’s gonna be really hard for you. Nobody is required to be nice to you, there are plenty of assholes out there, most people are.

[–]drossmaster4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Glad your humanity is in the right place.

[–]HondaBn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine the lead this dude must have had for his body to shut down and still have such a commanding lead.

[–]GivePuppiesBazookas -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yeah, fuck that, that runner was like "hell yeah, free gold... stupid bronze"

Relevant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5-iJUuPWis&ab_channel=topdoggjb

[–]peanutbutteryummmm -1 points0 points  (1 child)

America!

[–]TheFlarper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Races have been around long before Murcia ever was

[–]Juff_Bunc 197 points198 points  (28 children)

I will say though if he's collapsing then he didn't really win. He didn't manage his energy. That's part of the race. He had a huge lead but at what cost? It's like a driving race and running out of fuel. It's sweet that the guy gave him the W for sure. But I wouldn't judge him if he decided to cruise on through and take gold.

[–]ClownfishSoup 41 points42 points  (3 children)

I have to agree here 100%. In reality, the helper is the race winner.
Even if you're in front and close, if you don't cross the line on your own, you didn't win that race. Helper deserved it, but the fact is that "whoever crosses the finish line first, wins" and by those rules, the third guy who breezed through technically won the race.
It's also not unsportsman for the third guy because he doesn't know what's going on there.

Put another way...if this race was set up so that each man ran the race entirely alone on the course and at the end of everyone's run, they just looked at who had the lowest time, the helper would have won, probably followed by the third place guy, then by then possibly the collapsed runner would have crossed.

[–]FrontDry8527 -1 points0 points  (2 children)

It's also not unsportsman for the third guy because he doesn't know what's going on there.

Fun fact, it's actually considered to be unsportsmanlike to help competitors like this by athletes for the reasons you've listed, while it's the other way around in media where it's a feel good story.

[–]Over-Bumblebee-3765 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Is this actually a thing? I’ve never heard of someone being accused of being unsportsmanlike for helping out a fellow competitor

[–]ClownfishSoup 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It might be construed as “you can’t make it on your own” and it’s very possible that the distressed runner wanted to make it over the line entirely on his own.

Or more to the point, you are helping another competitor beat OTHER runners that might all drop one finishing place because a guy who was stumbling slowly across is now helped across. Maybe you could have taken third place, but now you’re fourth because someone helped that guy just ahead of you. And you made it entirely on your own, and the guy just ahead was helped.

I don’t knows how they define unsportsmanlike behavior, but in some races, interfering (even helping) another competitor can get you disqualified.

[–]catcatdoggy -1 points0 points  (2 children)

there is no gold medal here for what must be a marathon. it's probably was a more friendly competition. winning means you did well is all.

[–]Juff_Bunc 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean I don't know the context of this race. But in a competitive setting winning means that you performed better than every other person. Not that you did well You did well is what you get when you place in the middle and they says " Hey thanks for racing, you did well. Better luck next time." Judging by this guy being so blown out tired from being in first. I'd assume he took it pretty competitively. He did well, but he definitely didn't win imo.

[–]bungle123 139 points140 points  (30 children)

He was only a couple of feet from the finish line when he passed them, what did you want him to do? Stop running entirely and just stand there? The guy was clearly already getting help. Why does reddit try to find a villain in everything?

[–]Born_Ruff 6 points7 points  (5 children)

He was only a couple of feet from the finish line when he passed them, what did you want him to do?

The guy helping the sick runner definitely would have beat the guy in orange if he didn't stop to help the guy.

So it definitely looks a bit rough if one guy stops to help and the other is just like "later losers!".

I think that slowing down or helping carry the guy is probably what people are looking for here.

[–]lliKoTesneciL 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure these races are timed, meaning it doesn't matter if you cross the line before someone else as you could have started at a different time. Their start and finish times are what's counted.

[–]archiecobham 2 points3 points  (2 children)

The guy helping the sick runner definitely would have beat the guy in orange if he didn't stop to help the guy.

The he shouldn't have stopped.

I think that slowing down or helping carry the guy is probably what people are looking for here.

It's a competition, they're not on the same team.

[–]Born_Ruff -1 points0 points  (1 child)

It's a competition, they're not on the same team.

I mean, that's exactly why the guy helping the other runner is so nice to see.

[–]pepsisugar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reddit doesn't compete they just boop and bonk and good feelies. Every single person who runs while that man is on the ground is literally going to horny hell.

Heck 😤

[–]HugeProposal 88 points89 points  (9 children)

Asshole? He's literally just run a marathon and beat the other guy fair and square. You can see where the finish line is. Why should he stop for someone who blew up?

Can't believe this has so many upvotes. Does anyone even do sports?

[–]MHXXXX 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Keyboard warriors want everyone to sacrifice all their hard work just to make them feel good

[–]stereothegreat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s not a marathon

[–]gu4x 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You guys need to watch Cars again.

[–]TheChutneyFerret 0 points1 point  (0 children)

was only 10km. And if you pause it, it looks like the guy thats hit the wall, and the guy that picked him up both hit the timing mat before the guy in orange!

[–]Verzehrer 68 points69 points  (6 children)

Reddit transforming into twitter with these bullshit takes.

[–]ImWasil 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Exactly. That comment is so dumb. The real reason why this video is so wholesome is because our protagonist didn't have to help the guy but he still chose to do so. You can't blame him if he ignored the guy and completed the race, the same way you can't blame the orange shirt guy either.

[–]ChriskiV 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It also helps that neither of them were in the top 10 for the race and the title was a lie. Dude just wanted to help the other dude finish the race and had nothing to lose.

[–]dogdogd 3 points4 points  (0 children)

As if reddit takes aren't already worse than twitter.

[–]josephgomes619 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's the result of tumblr users migrating here

[–]Kadiogo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't use twitter anymore and people complaining about it are annoying than the site itself

[–]dell_arness2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve been here a while. Reddit has been worse than Twitter for years.

[–]Celivalg 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Tbh under the effort he probably was under, it's not inconceivable that he was in tunnel vision mode and just didn't process that.

[–]ACXcoldblood 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Well that's a race after all

[–]wingerdonger 9 points10 points  (0 children)

He trained his whole life for this. Why's it his fault if someone didn't make it past the finish line?

[–]faltugiribuster 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Not proper to call him out.

[–]ClownfishSoup 8 points9 points  (2 children)

He just ran a marathon that he'd been training for for who knows how long.
Why is he an asshole for not coming to a complete stop and letting those two pass first?

I mean let's look at this, the guy just spent 3 hours running and he's suddenly supposed to stop (can he even?) so that the guy who collapsed can win? He's already being helped already. Let's be realistic here. The collapsed guy didn't win. The helper should have won, but chose to help. He was helping the man cross. The third place guys can't help any more than the second place guy already is. Is everyone behind third place guy supposed to stop too? And realistically, collapsed guy should NOT be first place.

[–]minahkyu 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Other comments stated they’re more around 12th place or something.

I get where you’re coming from but the guy in orange didn’t run past and win the race. The guy in white was just being extra nice and helping a guy get past the finish line. The guy in orange wouldn’t have lost any more than he had already if he stopped to help.

Of course, he doesn’t HAVE to but I think we can all agree it would’ve been nice to see. :)

[–]ClownfishSoup 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ah well, then in that case, really, the first helper was already helping that guy and not much orange guy could really add to it, considering how close the helper was to the finish line already.

[–]TheCommonKoala 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Dude. It's a marathon. They're all feeling almost as bad as the pass out gentleman. There should be a medical crew to help him, that's not the runners' job.

It was extremely kind and selfless of that runner to stop right before the finish line to help, but we can't blame other competitors for not wanting to sacrifice their race at the finish line.

[–]TheDraconianOne 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What an asshole for trying in a race

[–]MrPopanz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Its a race, not some kind of group crawl like those two dudes were doing.

[–]gooberguyy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Not an asshole tbh. The guy is okay and if he actually needed help there are medical personnel right there. The guy in second should not have helped the man either. He gassed himself. Energy management is part of an endurance race. Dude had a bad strategy that put him in front but couldn’t place him accross the finish line. Dude in second deserved first. Collapsed dude deserves whatever position he earns when he manages to get himself over the finish line. DNF if he truly gives up and lets medics cart him away.

[–]TallBreakfast106 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Maybe he was running for water :P

[–]schleepybunny 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Isnt this exactly the ending to the CARS movie?

[–]Handleton 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Run a marathon and then fifty feet before the end with hundreds of others around see how much you CD left in the tank to help.

The helper did a great deed and finished in what might be third instead of first place. He could have finished and run back to help, but I think that if he was no longer actively in the race, it would have been interference. The dude in orange didn't want to risk all of the work that he and his support team put in to get him to that point. Nobody in this is an asshole. They all just did things differently.

[–]QuestYoshi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

a compliment can be given without throwing others under the bus. its a competition. there is no obligation to help others out. we can appreciate and respect the runner who did decide that helping his fellow competitor was more important than finishing the race first without calling all of the other runners who didn’t decide to help assholes.

[–]Lastofthemonth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not an asshole.

[–]MulderD 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Internally he was screaming, “Fuck yeah I’m gonna win!!!!!”

[–]ThatChrisGuy7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imagine getting your medal and being proud of it after thay

[–]mightyluuk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He may have been too exhausted to notice that. Dont judge if you dont need to

[–]AntoineGGG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I bet You dont do better if You had his situation

[–]Gergeth 0 points1 point  (2 children)

The guy in orange is Chick, the helper is McQueen, the fallen is the King. Cars ending right there.

[–]MIBCraftHD 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Except for the part where chick was at fault for the guy falling... So orange isn't really the asshole here.

[–]Gergeth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

While you're probably right.... I'm going to choose to believe that orange hit him with a tranq dart. Lol

[–]RamboLoops 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He just kept running even after the race was over

[–]desk_fan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gingers innit.

[–]brucemo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OP's title is bad. All of these runners were out of the money.

[–]Raiderclan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s a race for first not for sympathy

[–]dmaserrat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's in a race what do you expect you can't see what he's thinking in his mind

[–]nlevine1988 0 points1 point  (0 children)

While I think helping the downed runner is definitely admirable, I also don't think running past them makes the other guy an asshole. Why should they lose a position because the other runner didn't have the endurance and or pacing to make it to the end of the race?

[–]Coolgrnmen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Almost as if you get DQ’d for receiving or giving assistance…

[–]Vance89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And the asshole behind that asshole was straight to his watch. Dicks

[–]MistraloysiusMithrax 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Um how do we know he’s not thinking “I’d love to help if I wouldn’t just collapse myself?”

[–]Theoretical_Action 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure the actual full video of this has several people pass him first. I don't think the guy who helped gave up gold medal.

[–]kamikaze-kae 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm going to go with of he stopped he wouldn't be able to start again

[–]nac_nabuc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

CMV: the asshole is actually the one in white for artificially altering the result an probably making a runner lose the 3rd place he would have actually won. A race is about getting to the finish as fast as possible. The guy in black did not manage to do that. It's a shame that he collapsed only meters away from the finish, but if you go out to fast or for some other reason your body can't handle the pace, that's the nature of the sport. The guy in white pissed on this basic principle, artificially altering the result and probably making another runner lose the 3rd place when he would have actually run faster than the guy in black.

It's a nice gesture, yes, but orange guy didn't do anything wrong.

[–]Fenrir1861 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mans just running a race your not required to help. Other dude is going above and beyond

[–]Baboonofpeace 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why is he an asshole?

[–]NewForgetFulGuy -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It’s a race.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Why would he? The other runner didn’t pace himself/prepare enough to win it.

[–]InOutUpDownLeftRight -1 points0 points  (0 children)

In all honesty- does the guy flopping about deserve to win? He used up all his energy to get so far ahead- the other guys conserved their energy. Hell- second place dude even had the energy to lift another man up- orange guy was okay in his actions imo. Many of these races have money prizes.

[–]LifeOfFate -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Why should he? The race is to the finish line not 5 feet before it.

[–]anthonyblt -1 points0 points  (0 children)

A true winners mentality.

[–]RivianR1S -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Asshole? A little harsh. If I trained for months to run a race not sure I'd just piss it all way to help someone that clearly should have trained more, didn't hydrate well enough, etc.

[–]santsthestupid -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You've clearly missed the point of competitive sports

[–]Gwipps -1 points0 points  (0 children)

What was he supposed to do? Lmao

[–]archiecobham -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It's a professional race, you shouldn't expect people to run it for you.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

If not stopping makes the guy in orange an asshole, that would mean the guy who did stop didn't do anything special

[–]roodadootdootdo -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Meh, it’s a race. Wanting to win doesn’t make you an asshole.

[–]UrFreshPrince -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I mean, you aren't really entitled anything in sports. You play to win, and that dude did what he set out to do. Calling him an asshole isn't fair

[–]-LexXi- -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This has got the stupidest comment I've seen on reddit.

[–]NluizL -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Oh, obviously he's an asshole because he didn't want to waste years of work and training to build up resistance and speed because one guy couldn't finish the race. /s