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Runner Allows Competitor to Win the Race

On December 2, 2012, a Spanish long-distance runner named Ivan Fernandez Anaya was competing in a cross-country race in the Spanish countryside. Anaya was running in second-place, well behind the race leader, the Kenyan runner and Olympic medalist Abel Mutai. As they entered the finishing stretch, Mutai, the certain winner of the race, ...

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jay caron

June 08, 2013  2:12pm

Outstanding, current, and quite applicable. The runner's comments are a bonus--icing on the cake. I used this to open a "Last Shall Be First" type sermon.

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