Diego Mentrida, of Spain, let James Teagle, of Britian, cross the finish line ahead of him at the 2020 Santander Triathlon on Sept. 13. Word of Mentrida’s graciousness didn’t trickle out until later.
Teagle was on pace to finish in third place in the race in Spain when he took a wrong turn just a few miles from the finish line. Mentrida would pass Teagle but let the competitor pass him after noticing the mistake, according to BBC.
Mentrida would later be given an honorary third-place medal by the event’s organizers and received the same prize money as Teagle, according to El Mundo.