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Kenyan athlete gives up on winning race to rescue collapsing rival

Thursday, 21 October 2021

It is smarter to have a brilliant heart than to have a gold award. This was a genuine demonstration of sportsmanship. 

Throughout the end of the week, Kenyan marathon runner Simon Cheprot lost the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race in Nigeria to save a fell adversary. 

Cheprot was going to cross the end goal when he saw his adversary and comrade Kenneth Kipkemoi falling. 

He promptly halted, lifted him up and hauled him to the end goal prior to bringing doctors. 

He might have lost the race yet Cheprot has won the hearts of numerous across the world, for the most part the coordinators of the opposition who hailed him as a sacrificial competitor and a genuine meaning of sportsmanship. 

"Simon might not have satisfied his aspiration of turning into the primary competitor to win two Okpekpe titles starting around 2013 when we started this race yet he came to Okpekpe this year, ran and left as the saint. He didn't win any awards yet he won hearts," noted Mike Itemuagbor, the occasion advertiser 

He additionally got an honor of $10,000 from nearby legislator in the State of Edo with Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu of Edo State contributing $5000.

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