A runner who carried an exhausted fellow athlete over the London Marathon finishing line claimed helping was "more important" to him than his race time.
Matthew Rees, 29, encountered the staggering racer, believed to be called David Wyeth, as the pair rounded the final stretch of The Mall.
To raucous cheers, the Swansea-based runner put his fatigued rival's arm around his neck and hauled him to the end of the 26.2-mile course.
The pair then separated and Mr Wyeth, who was said to be running in memory of his uncle, was taken away for medical treatment.
Despite the signs of extreme exhaustion, both men were on course to finish the race in less than three hours - and was Mr Rees's second marathon in a month.
He claimed lingering tiredness had slowed his initial time.