Runner Carries Injured Teammate After Bone Snaps: 'We're Going to Finish This One Together'
Utah teen Sean Rausch says he was prompted to act when he saw Blake Lewis struggling about 200 meters before the finish line.
A cross country runner helped his injured teammate finish a race in Utah Thursday in a move that defines true sportsmanship.
Blake Lewis, a junior at Riverton High School, recalled the excruciating sound of his leg bone snapping with only 200 meters left in the state championship meet.
“During the race I felt fine, but just at the last part I did not feel good and then it just broke,” Lewis told Inside Edition.
That's when Lewis' teammate, Sean Rausch, did something unforgettable, hoisting up his teammate onto his back and carrying him for the remainder of the race.
"It was super hard and I heard him screaming the whole way, but you know I just kept telling him we're a family and we're a team and we're gonna finish this one together,” Rausch recalled.
Just shy of the finish line, Rausch put his teammate down and let him finish first.
"I believe everybody should finish and I put him down and I made sure he crossed in front of me,” he said.
"That was a really cool experience, like it's something I’ll remember for a really long time,” Lewis added.
Unfortunately, both teens were disqualified because of a rule that forbids runners from touching one another while competing.
"If it's being disqualified for that reason, I’m all for it. That's who I am,” Rausch added. “I’m not a hero; I’m just Blake’s brother.”
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