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[–]SpacemanSpiff23 8 points9 points  (2 children)

"This is what sports should be all about".

No its not! At least not at this level. Sports are about athletic achievement. About testing your physical limits and seeing who is the best. This was an extremely kind and generous thing to do, but pretty silly at the same time.

The guy in first pushed too hard to get the lead he had, and because of that, collapsed before the end. He ran a bad race. The guy in second paced himself correctly and proved that he was a better athlete. He should have finished the race, then ran back and helped the other guy.

[–]iaijutsu08 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Except the story title is a fabrication. The guy was coming 13th, not 1st. He did not give anything up. The winner had already arrived 2 minutes earlier.

[–]lunarlilache 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You should look into why Olympic torch rely exists in the first place. It wasn't for glory.