September 22, 2011

Runner carries injured foe half mile to help in middle of race: "I didn't think about my race, I knew I needed to stop and help him," Ripley said in the school district release. "It was something I would expect my other teammates to do. I'm nothing special; I was just in the right place at the right time."

In today's "Everyman For Himself" society, its nice to hear stories like this.

posted by bo_fan to general at 02:02 PM - 4 comments

It would have been nice for him to leave the runner and run back alone to let the coaches know, but carrying him back is pretty amazing.

posted by bperk at 04:48 PM on September 22, 2011

What would Floyd Mayweather have done?

posted by outonleave at 06:19 AM on September 23, 2011

This isn't a feel good story, it's an expectation of behaviour. Seriously - some kid is bleeding in the middle of a race with a busted up ankle and we're surprised someone stopped to help? Really?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 05:31 PM on September 23, 2011

None of the other runners even noticed the guy.

posted by bperk at 08:44 PM on September 23, 2011

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