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Video details Southern New Hampshire runners' selfless act

Oct 29, 2009 9:07:49 AM

The NCAA News

The Northeast-10 Conference has produced a video detailing how two cross country runners from Southern New Hampshire made a competitive sacrifice to help a fallen foe.

The video, produced by Cod Rock Media Productions, examines the perspective of runners Michael Smith and Tyler Parks and includes comments from Southern New Hampshire cross country coach Jamie Gratton and Athletics Director Chip Polak.

“This is what true sports is all about,” Polak said after the incident. “In an era where sports are greatly demeaned in so many ways, this goes to show that helping another human is more important than winning a race. For them to sacrifice their own positioning in a race to help somebody else was truly a selfless act.”


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