In a touching humanitarian gesture two British schoolboys had a ‘Brownlee brothers’ moment, with one carrying the other across the finish line at a cross country event after they fell to the floor.
10-year-old Riley Watson collapsed with a stitch when he was just 60 feet from the end of a grueling run, that when his classmate sprung into action.
‘Young Ambassador’ Julian Uto[Left], dropped everything and came to the aid of his classmate Riley Watson [right], who collapsed just 60ft from the end of a gruelling run
That is when his thoughtful classmate Julian Uto, also 10, came to his rescue.
Julian scooped him up and carried him over the finish line while wearing a ‘Young Ambassador’ t-shirt, as he is the School Sports Partnership young ambassador.
Julian said: “I’d rather not have won and helped my friend than leave him there.”
His gesture came at the end of an inter-schools cross country event at Weelsby Woods in Grimsby in a Year 5 race.
The youngsters are students at Allerton Primary School in Immingham.
Their headteacher, Amanda Turner, said: “What Julian did encompasses how we want our children to be. He has exemplified his caring attitude.
“He is a very caring boy.
Smiling 10-year-old students, Julian and Riley: “What Julian did encompasses how we want our children to be” enthused their proud teacher
“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.”
During a 2016 World Tritathlon Series race, two-time Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee sees his brother Jonny struggling, but rather than run past him, decided to prop him up for the final few meters before pushing him over the line. Literally forfeiting the race in the process
Commentators compared the incredible scene of camaraderie to the incident in Mexico when Britain’s Olympic champion, Alistair Brownlee helped his brother Jonny over the line in a triathlon
During a World triathlon Series race in Cozumel, Mexico in September, 2016, two-time Olympic champion Alistair, 28, saw his younger brother Jonny, struggling but rather than run past him, decided to prop him up for the final few meters before pushing him over the line.
Both men were then overtaken by South African Henri Schoeman to win. The story is poignant, because, a victory in Mexico would have seen Jonny, 26, clinch world title, instead the loss left him just four points off the leader,Spain’s Mario Mola.