Bernard's gesture provides a mountain of emotion

Jul 06, 2016 1262

Bernard Dematteis produced an extraordinary moment to show the true spirit of brotherly love on a golden day for the host nation Italy at the European Mounting Running Championships in Arco. A double champion at the event, Bernard had dominated the 12.31km race today on a course near the beautiful Lake Garda.

But prior to reaching the finishing line, he waited on the final straight so his 30-year-old twin Martin could come through to be crowned champion. The brothers were separated by just a second, 53:33 to 53:34, and the two men held Italian flags as they embraced together.

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