That’s REAL Sportsmanship! Teen Runner Piggy-Backs Injured Competitor Across Finish Line!!

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It all went down at the Eastern Dakota Conference’s Cross County Championship in North Dakota…

Near the end of a cross country race, Fargo South runner Danielle LeNoue heard a pop in her knee and collapsed in pain.

She injured her patella tendon! Crying, in so much pain, she tried to walk but couldn’t.

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Several runners made their way past the injured girl, except for Devils Lake runner Melanie Bailey, who had to stop and help, saying:

“All I could think about was she was in a lot of pain. And I wanted to help her.”

So Bailey asked LeNoue to hop on her back, which she did. They crossed the finish line together, piggy back style.

Bailey continued:

“Honestly, I loved the way I ended it. It was a great way to end my cross-country season.”

Ha! We sure bet ending your season as a hero feels great!

Sports in general need more athletes like her!

Check out the video (below) and see what real sportsmanship looks like!

[Image via ABC News.]

Oct 18, 2014 11:39am PST

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