Diego Méntrida, a Spanish triathlete, has earned praise for an act of sportsmanship, in which he allowed a rival to finish in third place at the end of a race. Méntrida was trailing Britain’s James Teagle in the closing stages of the Santander Triathlon, but Teagle became confused when he saw a red banner that he thought marked the finish line. With Méntrida close on his heels, Teagle careened into some barriers. Méntrida overtook his rival, but stopped just short of the finish line. The pair shook hands as Teagle crossed the finish line before Méntrida, taking third place and the final spot on the podium. “This is something my parents and my Ecosport Triathlon group taught me since I was a kid,” said Méntrida.

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