A video of two men crossing the finish line, arm in arm during the London Marathon is going viral for all the right reasons. Matthew Rees and David Wyeth were both participating in the London Marathon held on April 23. In an ultimate gesture of sportsmanship, Matthew Rees actually helped an exhausted David Wyeth to cross the finish line. The photograph of the two finishing the race together has become a defining picture of the London Marathon.
Even though Matthew Rees did not win the race, he did win hearts and that’s why social media is showering him with praise. The world, definitely, needs more people like Matthew Rees.
— Mimpi (@mimpful) April 24, 2017
— RBfittraining (@RBfittraining) April 23, 2017
— anna jones (@AnnaJ1979) April 23, 2017
Some comments on the Facebook page of London Marathon read: