WATCH: Some Pre-Yom Kippur Inspiration

This has nothing to do with Israel, but everything with being a mensch.

A message we can all do with ahead of Yom Kippur, which falls tonight until tomorrow evening.

Spain’s Diego Mentriga brought new meaning to the term “sportsmanship” with an incredible moment at the Santander Triathlon recently.

Mentriga had third spot and a place on the podium in the bag when his rival James Teagle suffered a shocking late mishap.

With just one corner remaining before the finish line, the British runner was caught in an embarrassing mishap as he took a wrong turn.

Teagle had been leading Mentriga throughout the race but seemingly saw his hopes of a third-placed finish dashed when his mishap saw him run into a metal fence.

Mentriga took the correct turn and cantered past the Brit with only metres to go before the finish line.

However, instead of claiming what would have been an easy podium place, the Spaniard stopped centimetres before the finish line and waited for his rival to catch back up.

Teagle looked genuinely confused as he approached Mentriga, before throwing out a gracious hand to congratulate his rival for the moment of class.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media