RE "You Win!" on page 147 - as I cannot find runnersworld.co.uk/youwin anywhere on your site! Yes, Senor Anaya was 100% correct in his actions. The Kenyan made a genuine mistake and running is not all about winning at any cost. I've been running for many years, having completed 66 marathons, and have lost count of the times I have stopped during an event to help another runner in distress. Worst example was a fellow runner who had collapsed in the gutter on the promenade towards the end of the Blackpool marathon a few years ago. He was totally ignored by other runners, spectators and marshals. I have completed in several events in Spain, inc the Las Palmas marathon, and have always been impressed by the sporting attitude of Spanish runners. Senor Anaya was just maintaining this attitude. Perhaps some of our professional footballers could learn a thing or two about sportsmanship from us runners!
Posted: 02/03/2013 at 13:15