High Schooler Carries Winner To The Finish Line After She Collapses

After collapsing just 200 yards shy of the finish line, something amazing happened.


At the BMW Dallas Marathon, Ariana Luterman saw Chandler Self's heartbreaking final steps, and then something great happened. The 17-year-old picked her up and helped her cross the finish line.

"The only thing I could think of to do was to pick her up, so I picked her up, and I think she was a little confused at first," Luterman told reporters after the race. "No way was I going to start sprinting and leave her there."

Luterman offered words of encouragement, like "You can do it," and used all her "might" to pick Self up, hold her up, and just before they reached the tape, give her a little push so she would cross the line first.

The act of sportsmanship enabled Self, a psychiatrist from New York City, to win her division in 2 hours, 53 minutes and 58 seconds.

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