A Fine Moment for Sportsmanship: Watch What Happened in the London Marathon!

Last week the London Marathon had over 40,000 competitors in the challenging race.  People from all over world came to participate, but it was a few minutes toward the end of the marathon that got captured by the media in this video:

 

A runner stopped 300 meters from the finish line to aid “a guy in need”.  Mathew Rees came around the final corner and spotted the struggling runner.  He was weak and disoriented; each time he tried to stand his legs buckled and he sank back to the ground.  Mathew was cheered on by the crowd as he helped David Wyeth to his feet and together they made their way across the finish line.

They received enthusiastic applause from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry who were on hand to cheer runners along the home stretch.

A few hours later on the phone, Mathew was pleased to hear that David was feeling better. He said, “This is what the marathon is about – it’s about people, it’s for everyone. Moments like this make it worth it. I’m just glad he is okay”.

Many of our patients work hard to prepare themselves for marathons. Their bodies take a beating, their feet take a pounding.  We’re glad as well to see one athlete helping another who is down.  Let us know what you think!

Read the full story at www.nbcnews.com.

The UFAI Education Team

The UFAI Education Team

For almost fifteen years, University Foot and Ankle Institute and their nationally recognized physicians have been providing the most technologically advanced medical care for the foot and ankle with the highest success rates in the country.

As a teaching institution, University Foot and Ankle Institute’s Fellowship Program is among the most advanced in the nation.

We at UFAI are driven to get our patients back to their normal activities with the highest level of function, in the least amount of time, using the least invasive treatments possible. From start to finish, we are with you every step of the way.

The UFAI Education Team works to help empower our patients and website visitors with the most up-to-date information about foot and ankle conditions, treatment options, recovery and injury prevention. Our goal is to pass on truly useful information to our readers.

We hope you enjoy our work and find it of value. Please let us know!
The UFAI Education Team

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

eighteen − 17 =

  • CustomerSure
    The office staff and Dr. Campbell were very efficient, timely and professional.
    Susan S.
  • CustomerSure
    Dr. Briskin is the best! My various foot concerns lasted 1.5 years so I had the opportunity to see a lot of Dr. Briskin. He's an excellent surgeon and a lovely person. I'd recommend him to any friend or family member...
    Barbara M.
  • I am so grateful to have found you. I was dealing with so much pain and frustration for a lack of diagnosis. You have been very patient with me and all my questions and concerns. I appreciate how you take the time to ...
    Brittania
  • Yelp
    I am a huge fan of Dr. Bob. I play soccer for fun and have had my fair share of visits to his office. Each time he has been very quick in diagnosing the problem and finding a solution. It is frustrating other doctors ...
    Shahrad T.
  • Yelp
    I am 4 weeks post surgery now and just got my cast off today. Dr. Franson is the BEST foot specialist I have ever been to. He is extremely kind, he's caring and compassionate. He truly cares about his patients and has...
    Kathleen C.
  • ZocDoc
    Best experience I've had in a long time at a doctors office. The staff were wonderful and efficient!!!!!!
    Albert H.
  • CustomerSure
    Have already sent six folks to you. Love you guys!
    Lorna B.
  • CustomerSure
    Dr Bob and the staff in Sherman Oaks are amazing! They are kind, thorough and caring!
    Anita D.
  • Yelp
    I found Dr. Bob  in 2004 when my bunions were bothering me.  I had been diagnosed with knee problems 3 years earlier, but did not know the problems were related.  My knee doctor told me to come back for a knee replace...
    Janet P.
  • My surgery was an amazing success, and I was treated with great care. Thorough follow-up care brought me to a complete & painless recovery. I couldn't be happier!
    E.S.
Same day appointments now available!
or call 24/7:
  • University Foot & Ankle, a Preferred Provider to:
  • UCLA Health System - UCLA Medical Group
  • MPTF - Member Industry Health Network
  • Cirque du Soleil
  • ATP - Association of Tennis Professionals
  • And consulting physicians for:
  • C&S - Cedars-Sinai
  • Saint John's Health Center