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At Least It Wasn’t a Hulk Attack

Aengus Meldon appeared headed for victory out of the final turn of the 800 meters at the Irish Universities Athletics Association championship. Unfortunately a nearby pole vaulter at that exact moment pulled down an elastic crossbar used for training. Here’s the video of what happened next.

The announcer labeled it a “Spiderman attack,” solidifying the indisputable truth that we should always watch Irish Universities Athletics Association events and enshrine their announcers in the Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

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The Latest Running Hazard

Potatoes.

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One More Thing to Worry About While Running

Sea lettuce.

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The Next Logical Step After Self-Driving Cars

Self-running shoes.

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Don’t Bet on the Wrong Horse

It’s that time of year again for the London Pantomime Horse Race and this year’s contestants have been training hard.

We’ve featured the race in previous years, but I have yet to see anything quite like the Grandest National.

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I’d Run 100K For a Camel

Ikuo Omichi was very happy with his first place finish in the Mongolian Steppes 100K ultramarathon. But it wasn’t until he saw his prize that he realized how special a victory it was.

He was presented with a camel.

camel

He named the camel “Go” and took it for a victory lap around the finish area.

Unfortunately, Japan’s laws don’t allow for the import of livestock, so Go had to be left with local nomads.

It’s a shame, because riding that thing to work every morning would be awesome.

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Three Great Things That Go Great Together

I like running.

I like zombies.

I like soup.

I never thought of combining the three. But some evil genius in Sweet Home, Oregon came up with the Zombie Zoup Run.

You get a two-mile trail run while pursued by zombies, followed by free admission to the Great Community Soup Event, which features 10 varieties of warm homemade soup + rolls. All you can eat!

Despite the name of the race, the soups are designed for consumption by the living. Zombies will have to bring their own brand of soup.

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