In case you haven't noticed, I don't like whining. And I like competition. So when there's a race, lace your shoes, slap on your number, respect the other racers, and go as fast as you can. Don't whine or whimper about the conditions, the course, or anything else. It's rare that I admire someone who doesn't finish as fast as possible, but at a recent high school cross country meet in Minnesota, Josh Ripley made an exception to be proud of.
Young Mr. Ripley was running a race when he heard a loud scream from another racer, Mark Paulauskas who had been spiked and was bleeding badly from his ankle. Ripley picked up Paulauskas and carried him 1/2 mile back to the start of the race to get help. Sacrificing his race and carrying a racer from another team back to his coaches would have been enough to get Ripley a HTFU award, but it gets better. After he returned Paulauskas to safety, Ripley returned to the course and finished the race.
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