Imagine being in 1st place, then out of the blue, being attacked just before finishing by an inanimate object and losing. That really happened to some poor guy!
A runner at a college track meet 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.
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