A Runner Got Tripped Up by an Elastic Strap

A runner at a college track meet in Ireland was in first place the other day.  Then right before the finish line, an elastic strap snapped off a piece of pole-vaulting equipment . . . flew onto the track . . . got wrapped around his legs . . . and he lost.

It was a qualifying race, and he would have missed the finals because of it.  But the officials decided to let him in.  The announcer said it was like watching Spider-Man hit someone with a web.

IUAA 800m finish - Spiderman attack

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