Aengus Meldon was leading an 800-meter heat at a college meet in Athlone, Ireland, on Friday when the unthinkable happened. And we mean unthinkable.
Who would ever think that a giant elastic band serving as a pole vault practice bar would spring onto the track, coil around his legs like a snake, and ruin his race?
But that’s what transpired, as Deadspin reported.
Props to the announcer for turning Meldon’s misfortune into a Spider-Man adventure.
Just watch and listen above.
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