Win finishing second. the gesture that compares man to the divine

25 Lug

Winning is difficult, choose to lose is almost impossible. But if winning is admirable, decide to lose for a good cause, for a sense of justice, ethics, becomes divine.

His name is Iván Fernández Anaya, Basque runner  that December 2 chose not to get the win by error of assessment of the runner opponent, the Kenyan Abel Mutai, bronze in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the London Olympics, which, after dominating the entire race of Burlada, believed he had crossed the finish line, instead site a dozen meters away. Fernández Anaya, from second position, he would have able to overcome a few steps from the arrival Mutai, earning a medal, in their own eyes, it might be been less valuable as unlawful because not entirely deserved. Was it for this that the Spaniard has decided to slow down the pace, pointing to his opponent the finish line and ensuring that it was the other to overcome first. A Silver one of Fernández Anaya, with a much higher value to gold that could have won if he had closed his eyes, choosing the most obvious, more attractive, the road certainly easier.




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