|Simon Cheprot stops to help a runner during the Okpekpe Road Race|
|Jacqueline Nyetipei helps a running |
drink water in a race
This was in an almost similar incident to that of Jacqueline Nyatipei did stop on her way to winning a marathon in China some time back to offer water to a disabled athlete who was clearly struggling to keep on running
No one could enact the drama of the biblical Good Samaritan more than Simion Cheprot this weekend in one of the biggest 10km road races in Africa.
While those who would have been in a better position to step in and help just stood there and watched as Kipkemoi crawled on the ground as he struggled to get up, Cheprot came from behind. For any other athlete, it would have been a golden opportunity to pass by the struggling runner and finish in a better position. But not for Cheprot. He stopped to pick up the struggling runner and carried him to the finish line despite other runners running past him in the process.