Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Faith in Humanity restored in Kenya cross-country race

Last month Basque athlete Ican Fernandes Anaya was competing in a cross-country race in Burlada, Navarre. 

He was running second, some distance behind race leader Abel Mutai - bronze medalist in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at London Olympics.

As they entered the finishing straight, he saw the Kenyan runner - the certain winner of the race - mistakenly pull up about 10 meters before the finish, thinking he had already crossed the line.

Fernanded Anaya Quickly caught up with him, but instead of exploiting Mutai's mistake to speed past and claim and unlikely victory, he stayed behind him, using gestured, guided the Kenyan to the line and let him cross first.


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