This photo shows British and American (not Kenyan and Spanish) long-distance runners

Published on 05/08/2021 at 14:41

A Facebook post with a photo showing two athletes hugging has been shared hundreds of times in South Africa, Canada and Europe, accompanied by claims that it shows runners Abel Mutai from Kenya and Ivan Fernandez from Spain. The post goes on to explain that during a race, Fernandez saw Mutai slow down because he mistakenly thought he had reached the finish line -- but instead of sprinting past him, Fernandez guided him to the finish line. However, the photo actually shows British and American long-distance runners Mo Farah and Galen Rupp celebrating after winning medals at the 2012 London Olympic Games.