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    OH - High school track athlete helps her fallen foe across finish line: great stuff!

    Great stuff. Meghan helped Arden cross the finishing line in front of her, even though it meant that she herself would finish last.

    The heart-warming picture that inspired millions: Photo of high school
    runner who carries opponent across finish line becomes internet sensation
    (Daily Mail)
    A high school runner competing in the 3200-metre race is receiving national attention, not for winning or a feat of athleticism, but for an extraordinary act of kindness after she helped a struggling competitor finish the race.

    Meghan Vogel, a 17-year-old junior at West Liberty Salem High School in western Ohio, is now being praised for her sportsmanship, and has had to deal with an overwhelming response to the now-famous photograph.

    She said she appreciates the accolades but said today that she is a bit overwhelmed by the praise that has been pouring in since Saturday's track meet in Columbus.

    The 17-year-old was in last place in the 3,200-meter run as she caught up to Arlington High School sophomore Arden McMath, whose body was giving out.

    Instead of zipping past Ms McMath to avoid the last-place finish, Ms Vogel draped the runner’s arm around her shoulders, half-dragging and half-carrying her about 30 metres to the finish line.
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    much more, with quotes from both athletes, many pictures, and a video, at DM link above

    one of the pics

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    Restores my faith in humanity!

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    Thanks for opting this, WF.....Way to go Meghan!

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    Sure! I love to post good news if and when I can find any.



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