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BLOG: High School Runner Gives Up Own Race to Help Injured Foe
Despite your best efforts to convince her otherwise, track athlete Meghan Vogel doesn’t think she is a hero.
The junior from West Liberty-Salem (West Liberty, Ohio) High School has received national media attention after she helped Arden McMath, a fellow runner who collapsed during the Ohio Division III 3,200 meter finals, cross the finish line.
“It’s strange to have people telling me that this was such a powerful act of kindness and using words like ‘humanity,’” Vogel told ESPNHS. ”I don’t consider myself a hero. I just did what I knew was right and what I was supposed to do.”
A full interview with Vogel will air on this week’s Friday Night Live radio show.