Online Periodization Workshop - Registration

What's new with Team TTO

June 03, 2020

Do not flinch in the face of adversity

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s announcement that phase three of the reopening of the T&T…
June 03, 2020

An open letter to sport #BlackLivesMatter

Citizens across the world have mobilised to stand up for equal rights, for freedom, fairness,…
June 02, 2020

Rolf Bartolo - A man of integrity

Tributes keep pouring in for Rolf Bartolo from different quarters in Trinidad and Tobago. On…
June 01, 2020

Lewis: Sport can be key in covid19 recovery

BRIAN LEWIS, president of the TT Olympic Committee (TTOC), says that sports can play a…
May 31, 2020

FEMALE MEMBERSHIP OF IOC COMMISSIONS REACHES AN ALL-TIME HIGH OF 47.7 PER CENT - TWO…

THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) ANNOUNCED TODAY THE COMPOSITION OF ITS COMMISSIONS FOR 2020. THE…
May 28, 2020

TTOC to roll out covid19 relief to athletes

The TT Olympic Committee (TTOC) is currently finalising the criteria needed for athletes to benefit…
May 26, 2020

OpEd: The IOC Stands in Solidarity With All Athletes and All Sports

Much has been written lately about the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s finances. Some of these…

Tokyo 2021 #1YearToGo

Logo TOKYO 2020 International Olympic Committee
Logo Omega Offical Timekeeper

Cartan Global | Tokyo 2021

Welcome to the Olympic Channel Live

Team TTO on Facebook

Team TTO on Twitter

Kudos for region’s business approach to sports, entertainment, culture @caricomorg https://t.co/967CdSOcqP
About 13 hours ago
Team Coaches looking to expand your knowledge on Periodization? Click the link ➡️ https://t.co/uegbCG8qrH Register… https://t.co/A24qeapzbF
About 14 hours ago
Do not flinch in the face of adversity https://t.co/cCDOgQVI6S
About 18 hours ago
An open letter to sport BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/X4KIba6zFA
About 18 hours ago

TeamTTO on Instagram

UPCOMING OLYMPIC GAMES

T&T OLYMPIC TEAM TTO PARTNERS

One selfless London Marathon runner sacrificed his own race to help a physically exhausted fellow runner across the finishing line.

 

Matthew Rees, who was competing as part of the Swansea Harriers running club, stopped metres short of the finishing line to help David Wyeth of Chorlton Runners finish his race.

Wyeth's legs began to buckle as he approached the finishing line as the gruelling 26-mile course began to take its toll.

Mr Rees told the Press Association: "I took the final corner thinking 'right, it's nearly done, time to sprint', and I saw this guy and his legs just crumbled below him.

"I saw him try to stand up again and his legs just went down again, and I thought 'this is more important, getting him across the line is more important than shaving a few seconds off my time'.

"I went over to try and help him and every time he tried to get up he just fell down again and again, so I just tried to cheer him on, picked him up and said: 'Come on, we can do this'.

"He was really grateful, but he wasn't very coherent, he was just like 'I have to finish, I have to finish' and I said 'you will finish, you will get there, come on let's do this', but every time he tried to move he would just fall again so it was important to guide him."

With Wyeth clearly struggling to maintain his footing, Rees abandoned his own race to help carry the Chortlon runner towards the line.

Wyeth received immediate medical attention from London paramedics before being taking away for further attention.

"My calf started to cramp really early on, so I just decided 'right I've just got to make it to the finish line' and so when I saw the guy on the floor it sort of brought the feelings I'd had the whole marathon to me," said Rees.

"I wanted just to get to finishing line and that's all he wanted - so we could just do it together.

"We've got the exact same emotions but in different ways, he can't walk and I have just had an awful race, I just want to get to the finish line and so does he.

"This is what the marathon is about - it's about people - it's for everyone. Moments like this make it worth it. I'm just glad he's okay."

Rees was hailed as a 'legend' and 'an amazing bloke' but television viewers with the act of sportsmanship symbolising the sprit of the London Marathon.

"Matthew Rees, of @SwanHarrierDev, you've just encompassed everything that's so special about the #LondonMarathon. We salute you," read a post from the London Marathon's official Twitter account.

"No.1574 Swansea Harriers - Matthew Rees .. you're a hero for stopping for that guy in trouble when so many ran past," wrote another user on Twitter.

Source