Winning the race isn't everything, but how you run the race is much more important. Ivan Fernandez Anaya is a professional athlete with a winning attitude. He had a chance to gain the gold medal, but he made a choice to do the better thing. In one cross-country race, he was coming in second place. The runner ahead of him mistakenly stopped running before the race was finished as he didn't know where the real finish line was. Instead of taking advantage of his opponent's mistake and confusion, Ivan guided him to finish, himself coming in second place after him. Even though he had a chance to win first place, Ivan put the fellowship of the sport above his own personal gain. In that sense, Ivan is a true sportsman, who demonstrated gracious wisdom under pressure. Even in the intense heat of competition, when what he had been training for was within his grasp, he made a deliberate choice to honor his fellow sportsman. This watch celebrates the spirit of sportsmanship as exemplified by Ivan. Life is one long race. It's not about finishing first or winning at all cost, but it's about finishing well, and helping those around you to do the same.
Ivan Fernandez Anaya is a professional athlete with a winning attitude. He had a chance to gain the gold medal, but he made a choice to do the better thing.
On 2 December 2012, Ivan was competing in a cross-country race in Burlada, Navarre. He was running second, some distance behind race leader Abel Mutai - bronze medalist in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the London Olympics. As they entered the finishing straight, he saw the Kenyan runner - the certain winner of the race - mistakenly pull up about 10 meters before the finish, thinking he had already crossed the line.
Ivan quickly caught up with him, but instead of exploiting Mutai's mistake to speed past and claim an unlikely victory, he stayed behind and, using gestures, guided the Kenyan to the line and let him cross first.
This news had immediately shared by different social media and aroused attention from the newspapers in different countries.
|DIAL COLOR||Sky Blue|
|MOVEMENT||Japan-made Miyota quartz movement|
|STRAP||Sky Blue Strap|
|BUCKLE & CASE BACK||Stainless steel|
|WATER RESISTANT||30 m water resistant (3ATM)|
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|Shipping||7-14 Days Delivery|