Actions that inspire #1 – When winning under all circumstances is not part of the equation

Ivan Fernandez Anaya, a Spanish runner made one of those decisions of character that show who he is deep down.

He was in second place to Abel Mutai, who mistakenly thought the end of the race came about 10 meters sooner than it did, and stopped running. That gave Anaya the chance to take the lead in the last meters. Instead he choose to guiding Mutai to the finish line.

“I didn’t deserve to win it. I did what I had to do. He was the rightful winner. He created a gap that I couldn’t have closed if he hadn’t made a mistake. As soon as I saw he was stopping, I knew I wasn’t going to pass him.”

”But what would be the merit of my victory? What would be the honor of this medal? What would my mother think of it?”

These type of post will be here to remind us of the values we want to teach our children and to be the role models the world is in desperate need of.