Meghan Vogel finished in last place because, just 50 meters from the finish she stopped running and helped her competitor, who had collapsed in front of her, cross the finish line.
(Jonathon M. Seidl) If you ever thought you couldn’t win by losing, here’s a story for you. Even though Meghan Vogel came in last place in the recent Ohio D-III 3,200-meter state finals, she came out as the winner.
With just 50 meters left in the race, Vogel — a junior who had earlier won the 1,600-meter race — noticed that one of her opponents, sophomore Arden McMath, collapsed in front of her. It was obvious McMath couldn’t finish, so Vogel did what the rules say she can’t: she helped McMath to the finish line despite facing a disqualification.
And as the two limped along, the crowd roared. Luckily for the rest of the world, the act of sportsmanship was caught on video:
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