Runner Meets His Downfall Thanks to a Giant Rubber Band Encounter Mid-Race (Video)

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The 800-metre race at the Irish Indoor Championship was spoiled, not by another runner, but by a giant rubber band belonging to a pole vaulter near the track. Sound weird? It is.

As he was in the lead in the final turn, a pole vaulter’s rubber band flew onto the track, wrapping up leader Aengus Meldon’s legs and forcing him to awkwardly stutter-step into second place at the finish line.

The announcer in the video suggests a superhero conspiracy, saying, “It was like Spider-Man threw something at him. Spider-Man attacked him.”

Spider-Man doesn’t use rubber bands, but this ending was plenty weird, and no doubt heartbreaking to the runner-up.

Hat Tip – [Deadspin]

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