Life Video

By Ben Walley 

An inspirational young girl helped her opponent cross the finish line last after she falls at the last hurdle of a race.

Mum, Sadie Marie Davila, captured the proud moment her 14-year-old daughter, Marissa, won her hurdles race but was even more astonished when she went back to help her injured opponent who didn’t make it to the finish line.

The teen, from Kermit, Texas, was taking part in the 300 metre hurdles race at with the girl who she had never met before on March 8.

Sadie said: “She won the race, it was pretty close as you can see.

“Marissa said she thought the girl fell and got back up but once she saw she was still on the ground hurting she went back to help her out.

“The girl said thank you while she was walking to the finish line.

“I don’t think she was badly injured, just hurting really bad at the moment.

“I haven’t really talked to her much about it because it’s not a rare occurrence but we did tell her we are proud of her.”

Marissa said: “I heard her fall but I thought she got back up like other hurdlers do but I turned around I saw her crying and hurt.

“So I went to go help her she said thank you.”