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"...a gesture of honesty goes down well."

2013-01-18 08:39:08.650312-08 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

El Pais: Honesty of the long-distance runner

Two weeks ago, on December 2, Spanish athlete Iván Fernández Anaya was competing in a cross-country race in Burlada, Navarre. He was running second, some distance behind race leader Abel Mutai - bronze medalist in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the London Olympics. As they entered the finishing straight, he saw the Kenyan runner - the certain winner of the race - mistakenly pull up about 10 meters before the finish, thinking he had already crossed the line.

An appropriate story, I thought, for this morning after a certain person who shall not be named but whose name is associated with yellow rubber bracelets, did a bunch of attention whoring with a well known talk-show host.

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