Sometimes, just sometimes it’s not always about winning. In December 2012 athlete Ivan Fernandez Anaya was competing in a cross-country race in Burlada, Navarre.
At the time he was in 2nd place, quite a long way behind the race leader Abel Mutal, nearing the end of the race he saw the Kenyan man, who would certainly win the race, mistakenly pull up 10 meters before the finishing line, thinking that he had crossed the line.
Ivan Fernandez caught up with Burlada, but instead of overtaking him and claiming the victory for himself, he stayed behind and guided the Kenyan to the correct finishing line and let him cross the line first to win the race.
Ivan Fernandez a 24 year old from Spain said afterwards “I think that I have earned more of a name having done what I did than if I had won, (even though he would have won more money finishing first).
That is very important, because today, with the way things are in all circles, in soccer, in society, in politics, where it seems anything goes, a gesture of honesty goes down well.
But does it?……there has been very little said about this in the press, and that is a shame this type of positive action should be published more – especially to the children rather than the negative side of sport.
Why doesn’t the press report this on a greater scale, is it that it does not sell newspapers or is it us, in general who only want to hear about the negative stuff.
We should all be more positive – even if you’re faced with a winding up petition or a massive County Court Judgement, you could still propose a Company Voluntary Arrangement and save your business. Talk to the professionals at TaxGone about how a Company Voluntary Arrangement can help your company.