I don't know if I've ever seen sportmanship like this before. A triathlon runner stopped to let his competitor beat him after a wrong turn...

British athlete James Teagle was oh-so-close to placing third in the 2020 Santander Triathlon in Spain. Thing is ... about 100 yards before reaching the finish line, Teagle became confused and ran the wrong way, toward the cheering crowd.

Enter Spanish triathlete Diego Mentrida, who had been behind Teagle for much of the race. Mentrida passed Teagle, but before reaching the finish line, he suddenly stopped and let Teagle -- who regained his bearings -- pass him to place third.

After the race, Mentrida said, "He deserved it. This is something my parents and my club taught me since I was a child. My view is it should be a normal thing to do."

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What a loser! It's not your fault the guy ran the wrong way. He deserves last place for being that much of a clown.
Reply28 days
Is that the call from the couch?
28 days
He wouldnt have felt good about being "3rd" anyway. Its a win/win decision for a true competitor.
Reply28 days
I've seen a lot of selflessness in the triathlon lifestyle, but this is great.
Reply28 days
If you’re not first you’re last so this gesture means very little. They’re both still losers
Reply28 days
WFT is wrong with you? You act like a twelve year old keyboard warrior.
28 days
Reflection of your life/
28 days
Third place is the second loser. I want to go fast!
28 days
That’s cool!
Reply28 days
Well done
Reply29 days
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