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A Good Deed with Olympic Spirit at a Masters Track Meet

A photographer happens to capture a magical moment of sportsmanship between two Masters runners.

Sometimes amazing things happen right before our eyes. As I was photographing the the Rocky Mountain Masters Games track meet on Aug. 28 in Fort Collins, Colo., I witnessed a simple deed steeped in Olympic spirit. At the start of the 75- to 79-year-old division of the 50-meter dash, 76-year-old runner Bobby Fischer of Denver (second from the right in the photo below) got a fast, clean start off the line and was a couple of strides into his race. But as he was sprinting away, it became apparent that the guy to his left was tumbling to the track. What happened next was amazing …