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Lincolnshire Schoolboy Carrying His Injured Friend Over The Finish Line Is The Definition Of Friendship Goals

Post by Guest on Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:01 am

The moment two schoolboys had a ‘Brownlee brothers’ moment - when one carried the other across the finish line at a cross country race - was captured in a touching photograph. Riley Watson, 10, was just 60ft from the end of the 800m run when he collapsed with a stitch. But classmate Julian Otu, also 10, came to his rescue - scooping him up and carrying him over the finish line.


Otu said: “I’d rather not have won and helped my friend than leave him there.”





Photographer Jon Corken, who captured the scene, said it was reminiscent of the moment Alistair Brownlee helped his brother Jonathan over the line at the Triathlon World Series in Mexico, sacrificing his chance of winning. The boys had been taking part in the North East Lincolnshire Schools Sports Partnership Primary Cross Country Race, an inter-schools cross country event at Weelsby Woods in Grimsby. The boys’ proud headteacher, Amanda Turner, of Allerton Primary School in Immingham, said: “What Julian did encompasses how we want our children to be. He has exemplified his caring attitude. He is a very caring boy. “He is one of our young leaders where he helps support younger children within the school with extra classes. 

“I am proud to say we have a school full of Julians. They are all exemplary. I think it’s wonderful what Julian did so it’s so nice to hear something good.


“That’s our Julian for you.” 




http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/grimbsy-schoolboys-brownlee-brothers-moment_uk_58c13af5e4b054a0ea682f15





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Post by Syl on Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:50 pm

I love that, good for that lad. x

My son, who was a decent runner did similar at his school sports day when he was about 11, his friend fell and twisted his ankle, he stopped, went back and helped him finish the race...they came joint last.

I cried with pride. Laughing

He did well in other races over the years, but that one race was the best one for me.

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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:24 pm

Syl wrote:I love that, good for that lad. x

My son, who was a decent runner did similar at his school sports day when he was about 11, his friend fell and twisted his ankle, he stopped, went back and helped him finish the race...they came joint last.

I cried with pride. Laughing

He did well in other races over the years, but that one race was the best one for me.


You must be very proud of him Syl

I love seeing stories like this and thanks for sharing yours.

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Post by eddie on Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:46 pm

Photographs can say it all sometimes and no words are needed.

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:19 pm

Great lad...what community is all about.

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Post by Syl on Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:49 pm

Thorin wrote:
Syl wrote:I love that, good for that lad. x

My son, who was a decent runner did similar at his school sports day when he was about 11, his friend fell and twisted his ankle, he stopped, went back and helped him finish the race...they came joint last.

I cried with pride. Laughing

He did well in other races over the years, but that one race was the best one for me.


You must be very proud of him Syl

I love seeing stories like this and thanks for sharing yours.

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Thanks Thor, I love this kind of story too....also sharing and hearing others share too...it makes a forum less formal, I like that . x

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Post by magica on Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:48 pm

Oh wow what a wonderful picture.

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