A Random Act Of Kindness Led To This Asinine Disqualification In A High School Cross Country Race

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There was an unfortunate ending in a high school girls’ cross country race in Minnesota. Unfortunate, not because of the finish but rather its handling by race organizers. You see, one runner collapsed near the finish line and two girls ran over to help her.

“I saw her fall and it’s 50 meters away from the finish. And I was like, ‘I couldn’t leave her there.’ We crossed the finish line and she was like, ‘thank you’, and I’m like, ‘no problem’. I wouldn’t want to be left out there if it was me, so I just thought of myself there too. So, just to be a friend, a friend of a runner I guess,” Tierney Winter said.

As a result, the three girls were disqualified. The rules, as written by old people who have no heart (possibly the Tin Man), says you are not allowed to aid a runner. I mean, I understand why the rule is in place and I understand why it has to be enforced, but that doesn’t mean I still can’t give you the finger.

Because that’s what I’m doing now.