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It's not WHERE you finish the race, it's HOW you finish. Girl inspires town with her big hearted act.

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It's not WHERE you finish the race, it's HOW you finish.

That's the lesson an Ohio high school track star taught us all this week. Meghan Vogel won her state's title for the 1600 meter race at a track meet Saturday. But, it's what she did afterward that has captured the hearts of everyone around her. After winning her event on Saturday, the Ohio teen was participating in the 3200 meter race as she saw her competitor Arden McMath fall just meters from the finish line. Instead of finishing the race, Meghan stopped and picked up the fallen runner to help her cross the finish line. The two girls finished in the last two spots, but the crowd -- touched by the scene -- gave the pair a standing ovation. "If you work to get to the state meet, you deserve to finish no matter who you are. I was going to make that happen for her no matter what," Vogel told WDTN News.

See a local tv story about the girls in the video below.

Runner victorious by finishing last: wdtn.com

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