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Photographer Speared By Javelin Takes Photo Of His Own Speared Leg (PHOTO)

First Posted: 05/27/08 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:30 PM ET

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A newspaper photographer got a little too close to the action at the state high school track championships -- and was speared through the leg by a javelin.

Ryan McGeeney of the Standard-Examiner was spared serious injury in Saturday's mishap, and even managed to snap a photo of his speared leg while others worked to help him.

"If I didn't, it would probably be my editor's first question when I got back," McGeeney said later.

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Check out the photo the photographer snapped himself below.

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