17-year-old runner carried struggling opponent to the finish line, the world is touched

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By NTD Newsroom
January 11, 2017Entertainment
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17-year-old runner carried struggling opponent to the finish line, the world is touched

A high school runner competing in a 3200-metre race is receiving attention across the US and beyond, not for winning or a feat of athleticism, but for an extraordinary act of kindness after she helped a struggling competitor finish the race.

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Meghan Vogel, a 17-year-old junior at West Liberty Salem High School in western Ohio, is now being praised for her sportsmanship, and has had to deal with an overwhelming response to the now-famous photograph.

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She said she appreciates the accolades but said today that she is a bit overwhelmed by the praise that has been pouring in since Saturday’s track meet in Columbus.