|Russell Leonard, center, President and CEO of Electro-Mechanical Corporation, presents a check for $50,000 to the American Cancer Society following the 2014 Half and Half Marathon. The $50,000 came from sponsorships, contributions and runner's entry fees. Shown in the photo above are (left to right) Mike Stollings, Electro-Mechanical Corp., Amy Hopson, American Cancer Society, Russell Leonard, Electro-Mechanical Corp., Amanda Castle, Electro-Mechanical Corp., and Elise Allen, American Cancer Society.|
The wheelchair leader (Fain Grogg) and the half marathon leader (Rudy Rutenmiller just happened to come to the finish line at the same time. The wheelchairs had started about 3 minutes ahead of the half marathoners and Rudy must have caught Fain in the latter stages of the race.
Here is how Barbara Owens described it:
"This was a great moment as a spectator of the half yesterday. I thought you may like to hear the story. I was taking pics of the winners coming in when the wheelchair racer in these pics told the other runner 'go ahead bro, you take it.' The runner on the right replied 'no dude' and grabbed his hand. Makes me proud to see that such sportsmanship exists in the running community!"