Man loses international race after stopping to help stuck vehicle

Man loses international race after stopping to help stuck vehicle

- A man has displayed a beautiful act of Ubuntu

- He stopped to help a car stuck in a bog

- He ended up winning an award for his kind act

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A man has inspired the world through his incredible act of kindness while competing in the Mongol Derby recently, earning himself the Sportsmanship Award in the process.

The Mongol Derby is the longest and toughest horse race on earth. Sampie Mokoakoe, a South African, had been taking part in the competition.

When a support crew vehicle became stranded in a thick bog, Sampie stopped to help them. This compromised his race as he was on a tight schedule. His selflessness left many blown away.

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According to, his actions during the race inspired everyone who is a part of the event.

Sampie earned a 17th place finish in the race as well as two awards. He received the Sportsmanship Award for always helping anyone in need and the Herder Award for being a crowd favourite.

Sampie took the African spirit of Ubuntu and spread it across the world.

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Meanwhile, a woman shared a touching story about how she ended up helping an unemployed woman she met. learnt that Hlengiwe Dlamini met an unemployed mother with her son. She was leaving a party at 11pm when she saw the mother and son picking up cans on the road. When she asked the mother what she was doing, she responded by saying that she was unemployed and had to make a living. She has committed to helping her collect cans monthly.

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