US and NZ runners help each other
American runner as true after the mid-race stop to help the rival Olympian praised landed on its feet.
D’Agostino helped Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand monastery who was lying dazed on the road after Monday entangled and fell in the playoffs 5,000m in Rio.
“Get up, and we have to finish this,” D’Agostino told her.
Then it was turn Hamblin to help D’Agostino, hanging to the US to encourage wounded who stumbled on the line in last place.
He embraced before leaving D’Agostino in a wheelchair with an ankle hurt.
Not qualified in the beginning to the final but gained a lot of praise for the spirit.
Incident began about 3KM (1.9-mile) race 5KM, when it collided with D’Agostino and Hamblin and both went down.
Hamblin fell dramatically, and D’Agostino was the first to get on its feet, but Hamblin was just lying there, and that appear to be in tears.
Instead of continuing in the race in an attempt to catch up, America and put her hands under the shoulders of NZ to help her up, and told her not to give up.
As the race continued, it became clear that D’Agostino injury was more serious and had her ankle was severely hurt.
So it was, in turn Hamblin to be a helper, to encourage outstanding competitor.