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IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019: Dabo helps struggling 5000m rival Busby in show of sportsmanship

Dabo, Busby

Bengaluru/Doha, September 28: Braima Suncar Dabo may not collect any medals at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, but he will win the hearts of millions for an outstanding show of sportsmanship towards 5000M rival Jonathan Busby.

Guinea-Bissau athlete Dabo and Busby of Aruba are the only competitors from their respective nations competing in Doha and were well out off the pace in a heat won by Selemon Barega.

But the lasting image of the race will undoubtedly be the sight of Dabo aiding a struggling Busby in the closing 300M.

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The intense Doha heat was noticeably causing issues for Busby as the race reached a conclusion and Dabo set aside his own efforts to help Busby – who was almost on his knees – over the line.

Dabo's time of 18 minutes and 10.87sec was the slowest in the field by almost four minutes, while Busby was officially disqualified – but their times counted for little in the context of their shared moment

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Story first published: Saturday, September 28, 2019, 0:00 [IST]
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