At the two-mile mark, Broughton's Sam Roberson was neck-and-neck with eventual champ Mark Blackmon of West Charlotte. By the time he got to the finish line, a fatigued Roberson appeared to be just barely keeping himself going.
At some point between those two points, Broughton coach David Christian noticed Roberson wasn't feeling well. He shouted out a message to the rest of Roberson's teammates: "Your teammate needs help!"
The rest of the Capitals pushed toward the front, where Roberson was close to passing out before finishing.
"The guys just swarmed to him. It was less about getting across the finish line and more about getting to Sam," Christian said.
The team's efforts were rewarded with its first title since 2008.
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