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.