2018 EFPM SPIRIT AWARD
Urša Trobec and Stojan Rodica (SLV) On 18 February 2017, at the 3rd Valentine's Mountain Running Race at the Mt Kokoš for the Primorska Cup, it had become obvious halfway through the race that one of the younger competitors had overestimated his abilities. His difficulties and subsequent collapse were noticed by the runners Urša Trobec, a member of the Slovenia Olympic Team, and Stojan Rodica, a long-time organiser of running events. They stopped to check the condition of the young runner and helped him get back to his feet. They then accompanied him towards the finish line, which the youngster was determined to reach despite his difficulties. In their attempt to help the young athlete, both runners gave up their own chances to achieve the best results and a good place in the race.