Runner Denied Victory by Flying Elastic Strip in Freak Accident

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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. Meldon had been leading his heat of the men's 800 metres at the time, and was given a place in the final. Credit: YouTube/nTrai