Sportsmanship Wins The Day

This story has been all over Twitter and carried by several news organizations.  It appeared on the front page of ESPN’s High School Cross Country and Track page. It’s a great story.

The short story is that Meghan Vogel stopped running in the 3,200-meter race in the state track meet to help a fallen runner cross the finish line.  I love the title ESPN gave it in their headlines: “Sportsmanship wins the day at Ohio meet.”

You can read the entire story on ESPN’s page, but here’s a great quote from Meghan in the article:

It’s strange to have people telling me that this was such a powerful act of kindness and using words like ‘humanity.’ When I hear words like that I think of Harriet Tubman and saving people’s lives. I don’t consider myself a hero. I just did what I knew was right and what I was supposed to do.

It’s a great story that not only should be read, but duplicated, by athletes and individuals everywhere.