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World championship runner helps ailing rival cross the line


September 29, 2019

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — You didn't need a stopwatch or a measuring tape to identify the biggest winner on the first night of track and field's world championships.

The gold medal for sportsmanship went to Braima Suncar Dabo, the 5,000-meter runner from Guinea-Bissau who stopped his own race to help a struggling competitor finish Friday night.

Dabo held up an exhausted Jonathan Busby and together they staggered around the last turn and over the finish line to great applause, even though the other runners had crossed 5 minutes earlier. Busby, from Aruba, collapsed onto the track and was placed i...

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