A 10-year-old schoolboy sacrificed a race to help his collapsed friend finish
Riley Watson, 10, was just 60ft from the end of a gruelling run when he collapsed with a stitch.
But classmate Julian Otu, also 10, came to his rescue – scooping him up and carrying him over the finish line while wearing a Young Ambassador t-shirt.
The touching moment happened at the end of an inter-schools cross country event at Weelsby Woods in Grimsby in a Year 5 race.
Photographer Jon Corken captured the scene at the North East Lincolnshire Schools Sports Partnership Primary Cross Country Race.
Mr Corken said it reminded him of the moment Alistair Brownlee helped his brother Jonathan over the line at the Triathlon World Series in Mexico, sacrificing his chance of winning.
Julian said: "I'd rather not have won and helped my friend than leave him there."
I am proud to say we have a school full of Julians
Headmistress, Amanda Turner
The youngster is a pupil at Allerton Primary School in Immingham and is also a School Sports Partnership young ambassador.
His proud headmistress, Amanda Turner, said: "What Julian did encompasses how we want our children to be. He has exemplified his caring attitude. He is a very caring boy.
Julian Otu, left, scooped up his friend Riley Watson after he collapsed just 60 ft from the finish
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"He is one of our young leaders where he helps support younger children within the school with extra classes.
"I am proud to say we have a school full of Julians. They are all exemplary. I think it's wonderful what Julian did so it's so nice to hear something good. That's our Julian for you."