Honest Spanish Runner Won’t Take Advantage of Competitor’s Error

Honest Spanish Runner Won’t Take Advantage of Competitor’s Error

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Photo by Sun StarVitoria-based athlete Iván Fernández Anaya refused to take advantage when his Kenyan rival mistakenly stopped short of the finish line in a December cross-country race.

“I didn’t deserve to win it,” says 24-year-old Fernández Anaya. “I did what I had to do. He was the rightful winner.”

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.

(READ the story, w/ photo, in El Pais)

Thanks to Heather Booth for submitting the link! – File photo by Sun Star

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