A Spanish long-distance runner has stopped metres from the finish line to ensure a more deserving competitor ending up winning.
Kenyan Adel Mutai was comfortably leading the race, but stopped early because he thought he had already crossed the finish line.
Spainard Ivan Fernandez Anaya overtook him, but slowed down and gestured frantically to his rival to allow him to finish first.
With more and more stories of athletes using banned substances or otherwise misbehaving, it's comforting to see competitors taking the higher road.
ninemsn has gathered the most inspiring acts of sportsmanship captured on camera.