Twins Chloe and Claire Gruenke spent last weekend (May 10-11) competing at the Southern Illinois State track meet. They were running the 800 meter race, when suddenly, Chloe appeared to have trouble, according to affiliate station KTVI.
“I felt something pull and pop in my thigh and then around the second lap it hurt and I couldn’t go anymore and I fell to the ground.” Said Chloe
Then, something amazing happened. Claire put her sister on her back, and they crossed the finish line together. She carried her sister for 370 of the 400 meters left in the race, KTVI reported.
“It`s about showing compassion, love and sportsmanship, even if you lose and help somebody it`s still worth it. The energy from the crowd made me stronger. They were saying I can`t believe you just did that.” Claire explained.
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