For better or worse, I get heated during any competition, but to have a race completely handcuffed by some asshole on the infield practicing is beyond unacceptable.
Watch as this runner is tripped by a flying practice bar used by pole vaulters. Unlike the rigid bar that’s used during pole vaulting competition, the practice bar is designed to pop off easily and not impede the athlete in any way. Only in this instance the practice bar went flying and tripped up a runner down the final stretch of a race.
This Is The Most Insane Finish To A Sprinting Race Ever, Runner Gets Tangled Up In Pole Vault Crossbars At The Final Stretch Of Race pic.twitter.com/1Hqo1aBERB
— SportsCast (@SportsCast_THN) February 14, 2017
Thankfully for the runner who got tripped up and finished in second, this was just a Heat, and not the final. So that runner still advanced to later rounds of competition by finishing second.
I don’t know how that runner kept his cool. I’d have stopped, removed the rope/practice bar from my legs, and charged whoever fucked up the race. I’m getting angry just thinking about it.