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Watch London Marathon 2017 Hero Matthew Rees Stops to Help Struggling Runner Video

“A runner competing in the London Marathon has been praised for sacrificing his own race time to help another exhausted competitor over the finishing line in what has been described as the ultimate act of sportsmanship.

“Matthew Rees, 29, was within 200 metres of finishing the gruelling 42.19-kilometre race on Sunday, local time, when he saw another runner, who was clearly in trouble, stumbling across the road and on the verge of collapsing.

“So concerned was Rees, a Swansea Harriers running club member, that he immediately stopped and put his arm around the stricken runner, later identified as David Wyeth of Chorlton Runners.

“Images of Rees and a race official helping Wyeth across the finishing line outside Buckingham Palace were broadcast live on television in an incredible moment that marathon organisers said encapsulated the spirit of the race.”

Read more at SMH

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