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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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