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A show of sportsmanship

High school runner Meghan Vogel's life changed after a June meet

Originally Published: December 6, 2012
By Doug Binder | ESPN The Magazine

Meghan Vogel won a state title in the 1,600 meters at the Ohio Division III track championship in June. But it was a last-place finish in her next race that echoed far beyond the track. Vogel shares the story behind her unforgettable show of sportsmanship.

I GREW UP around runners and coaches, and deep down I always knew it was more important to be a good person than a good athlete.

As I came around the final curve of the 3,200 meters, ...

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