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Josh Ripley Carries Injured Cross Country Rival 1/2 Mile to Get Aid

Andover High School (Minn.) cross-country athlete Josh Ripley was running at a meet last week when he came upon Mark Paulauskas, a rival from Lakeview South High School, who was on the ground bleeding and in pain after being unintentionally spiked by another runner.

Ripley, instead of racing past Paulauskas or finishing the race and then sending help back to him, picked up Paulauskas and carried him back to the start area to his family and coach.

“I didn’t think about my race, I knew I needed to stop and help him,” Ripley said in the school district release. “It was something I would expect my other teammates to do. I’m nothing special; I was just in the right place at the right time.”

Paulauskas ended up needing a walking boot and 20 stitches for the wound.

Read More HERE at Yahoo!



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Joshua Holmes has completed 253 marathons/ultramarathons while running 100+ miles 49 including races such as the Badwater 135 (6x), Western States 100, The Last Annual Vol State 500K (3x). He is the founder of Run It Fast, the most driven club on the planet. His favorite races to date are the Vol State 500K, Badwater 135, Barkley Fall Classic, Catalina Eco Marathon, Chimera 100, Across The Years, Savage Gulf Trail Marathon, Strolling Jim 40 Miler, Tunnel Hill 100, RUTS, EC100 and the Flying Monkey Marathon in his home state of Tennessee. Follow @bayou Follow @joshuaholmes on Instagram

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