Sep 30, 2011-- When high school cross-country runner Josh Ripley heard the screams of a competing runner, Mark Paulauskas, Josh knew he needed to help. While other competitors in the race ran by, Josh stopped to see what was wrong. In the first mile of a 2-mile race, Josh found Mark holding his ankle and bleeding profusely. Worried that Mark had punctured his Achilles heel, Josh carried the wounded runner for a half a mile to get him to his coach and parents. After making sure Mark was in good hands, Josh jumped back into the race. "I didn't think about my race, I knew I needed to stop and help him," Josh said. "It was something I would expect my other teammates to do. I'm nothing special; I was just in the right place at the right time." (6103 reads)
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