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Rio Olympics 2016: US and NZ runners help each other

New Zealand's Hamblin (left) encourages the injured D'Agostino after the American had helped her earlier (Image credit: Reuters)

An American runner has been praised as a true Olympian after stopping mid-race to help a fallen rival on to her feet. Abbey D’Agostino helped New Zealand’s Nikki Hamblin who was lying dazed on the track after the two entangled and fell in the 5,000m heats in Rio. “Get up. We have to finish this,” D’Agostino told her. It was ...

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