A Japanese runner fractured her during a relay marathon in Fukuoka, Japan. But instead of giving up, Rei Iida bravely crawled so she could finish her part.
The shocking scene occurred at the Princess Ekiden All-Japan Inter-Company Women’s qualifying race in Japan’s Fukuoka Prefecture. In the video, the runner can be seen running in the race. The next scene, however, showed a different scenario as she was now crawling her way to tag and pass the sash to her teammate.
The 19-year-old had enough reason to quit as her hands and knees were bleeding while she crawled the remaining 200 yards. When asked if she wanted to stop, Rei reportedly replied: “How many meters are left until my goal?” Clearly, she wanted to finish her stretch, but many believed that her health was more important than the race.
Race marshals have been criticized, however, for failing to stop Rei from continuing, even though she reportedly insisted on finishing.
After hearing that Rei had fallen and been injured, the manager of her team decided to pull the team out of the competition. Officials didn’t get to contact the head judge right away, so the decision to stop or let her finish was not conveyed to the runner as soon as possible.
“I struggled to decide whether I should stop her,” the head judge later told local news. “But I felt she could do it as she was almost at her goal.”
Rei was then taken to the hospital for treatment.
Reis team, Iwatani Co, said in a statement that what happened that day was “very regrettable.” They also noted that the race should have been more organized and that the team manager’s decisions should have been relayed quicker so the runners would know what to do.
Watch the video here:
Writer Reveals Heartbreaking Story About Third Man In Famous 1968 Olympics Photo
“If we were getting beat up, Peter was fighting an entire country and suffering alone.”
People already know about the story of Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics. However, one writer decided to share the truth about the third man who stood with the athletes during the political demonstration.
Smith and Carlos became famous for their Black Power salute during the Olympic games in Mexico City. The athletes dared to stand up for equal rights when they were given their medals. Interestingly, the man who stood with Smith and Carlos also did the same, but in his own heartbreaking way.
Norman fought inequality in Australia and became an outsider in his own country.
Husband’s Response To Wife’s Postpartum Body Is What Love Is About
If this isn’t unconditional love, then we don’t know what is.
If you've given birth, you know how tough it can be to feel totally confident in your postpartum body. No matter how many times you tell yourself that your body has done the most amazing thing in the world, it's hard to ignore those physical changes that are a little less amazing.
Blogger Laura Mazza felt a lot of overwhelming emotions about her body after giving birth. Since she didn't like the way her body looked like, she assumed that her husband felt the same way - she was wrong.
Little Boy Buys Roses To Cheer Up Senior Citizens At Nursing Home
He wears a police officer uniform and buys the flowers with his own allowance!
Sometimes children can surprise us with their kindness. A little boy decided to spread joy in a nursing home. He bought several roses, attached adorable notes to the flowers, then gave them out to the senior citizens.
Oliver Davis of Overland Park, Kansas is only five years old but he already knows what he wants to be when he grows up. “I want to be a policeman and give out flowers to old people,” he declared. His loving mother Brandi Davis got Oliver a police officer costume as well as a mini electric police motorcycle. Since then, the little boy has been fulfilling his duties and giving the elderly something to smile about.
Is there anything cuter than a little boy dressed as a police officer?