Rush made a big deal about this but she was in last place anyway. Good for her helping this girl.
That act says a lot about this girl.....she reacted to the situation automatically, I have a feeling she is a kind person.....
idunno. just seems kind of weird.
Our brave new feminized world.
Kinda sick of hearing about this story. She basically disqualified both runners with the stunt (or would have, had anyone given a rat’s rear about 14th vs. 15th place). Had they been 1st vs. 2nd, should she stop because the other girl blew her engines out early?
Maybe it’s because they’re girls, or maybe because this is the “participating is the only thing, winning is for meanies” generation, but I really don’t see the heroism here.
I was a distance runner in high school and college, and would have been mortified if some other runner dragged me across the finish line. I’d have rather come across as “DNF” as opposed to being drug along.
I should have posted in #2 IBDR (In Before Dumb Replies.) Now it’s too late.
That is good sportsmanship nothing more, and everything else is thinking too hard about it 20-20, which the girl didn’t have time to do and overeducation to figure out.
Win loose or draw is abut how you finish and this young lady won a race.
Some amazingly heartless comments being made in here by some folks. Seems some are upset that she didn’t step on her on the way to the finish line.
* - not you presidio9. I just sent this to you since you were the OP
Sounds like a heat stroke, which can be life threatening. Medics should have been summoned when she collapsed.
This story stirs the romantic notion in many people that you don’t leave your teammate/squad mate behind. Thank God that this girl wasn’t suffering a significant medical situation.
I think this was a dumb idea on several accounts, and IMHO, the health examples are good ones. I think the losing runner might have been showboating, and did not treat the fallen runner with the respect she deserved. I wonder if this girl would have stopped had she been surging ahead in the top three.
This was a competition, and if I’d been the girl who fell, I think I would have been disappointed and humiliated enough, and probably swatted the “do-gooder” away. If I collapsed due to health issues, I’d thank her not to inexpertly judge my condition and proceed hauling my ass down the track to the cheers or jeers of the crowd.
If I’m a competitor, please afford me the dignity to stand or fall on my own. If I’m walking across a parking lot to my car and I fall, I will be most appreciative of your help.
Jesus surely approves.