Runner Denied Victory by Flying Elastic Strip in Freak Accident

StoryfulPublished: May 29, 201741 views
Published: May 29, 2017

Runner Aengus Meldon was sprinting toward victory at a universities meet in Athlone, Ireland, when he was hobbled by a freak accident. An elastic practice cross bar from the nearby pole vault catapulted onto the track, wrapping around Meldon’s legs.

<a href="" target="_blank">Meldon</a> had been leading his heat of the men’s 800 metres at the time, and was given a place in the final.

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