Chloe and Claire Gruenke are very close. The 13-year-old West-Clin Middle School twins spent the weekend competing at the Southern Illinois State track meet. They were both running the 800 when all of a sudden Chloe was having trouble.
"I felt something pull and pop in my thigh and then around the second lap it hurt and I couldn't go anymore and I fell to the ground." Said Chloe
Then something amazing happened. Claire put her sister on her back and they finished the race together. Claire carried Chloe for 370 of the 400 meters left in the race. She says what she did for her twin means more than just winning.
"It`s about showing compassion, love and sportsmanship, even if you lose and help somebody it`s still worth it. The energy from the crowd made me stronger. They were saying I can`t believe you just did that." Claire explained.
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