Olympic Sprinter David Verburg Stops Traffic to Rescue a Tortoise
Olympic sprinter David Verburg put his speed to good use on Sunday: The gold medalist in the 4x400-meter relay at the Rio Olympics stopped traffic to save a tortoise, which was inching its way slowly across a busy Florida intersection. When Verburg spotted the animal in distress, he used his Olympic speed to sprint to the rescue. “I actually almost hit the turtle myself. I had to swerve to miss it,” Verburg said in a Twitter message to Runner’s World. “I said ‘Damn, he is going to get crushed.