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Twins Thrill Crowd By Finishing Last

Tue, 13 May 2014 11:17:56 CDT
By: AP

Twins Thrill Crowd By Finishing Last Twins Claire and Chloe Gruenke both finished last in their 800-meter race during the Illinois junior high track meet, but many consider them first in sportsmanship. When Chloe fell to the ground with a muscle strain more than 350 meters from the finish at Saturday's state meet in Carterville, Claire carried her fellow Trenton eighth-grader on her back the rest of the way. Claire set Chloe down just before the finish as fans stood clapping. They crossed the finish line together. Their coach, Ted Crail, says the sisters "didn't win the race, but they won the hearts of everyone in the audience.''
   
(Belleville News-Democrat)

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