Video Pole Vaulter Misses
This failed attempt landed him in last place, and really hard on the ground.
Picture News Headline Fail
He must have taken it pretty hard. The loss, that is.
Although I suppose track and field would actually have to be on TV for its ratings to be boosted. Hmm. So, let's instead title this: "This is one way to get track-and-field on TV again." (VIDEO)
KISSIMMEE, FL > Cross country
Randolph, 16, a junior at Messiah Christian School, won the District 7 championship in the 5K in 17:34. It was her career-best, a new school record and qualifies her for next week's state championship. Perhaps most impressive, and a fact only a few of her close friends know, Lacey won the meet just 10 days after having an abortion.
A photo finish in a men's 100-meter semifinal heat at the world championships today not only revealed the winner of the race, but also really highlighted the fact that the winner has an abnormally large nose.
"I've always been conscious of my nose, but having it blown up in profile for the whole world to see was my worst nightmare," said Dwight Martin of Jamaica, who won the race over his countrymen John Gardener with a time of 10.03 seconds. The victory secured the last spot in tomorrow's 100 final.
But despite Martin's embarrassment, race officials said his huge snoz is what gave him the win.
"If he didn't have a freakishly long nose and I'm talking Pinocchio-like he wouldn't have won that heat and wouldn't have made the finals," said Larry O'Connor, an IAAF official who reviewed thephotofinish. "It was that beak that broke the finish line first and got him in ahead of Gardener."
Originally published August 12, 2009.
Picture Pole Vaulter Wedgie
Isn't it awkward when you trip over a blind crotch's cane?
Picture Epic Hurdle Fail
Things didn't go so well at the first annual Track and Field and Diving competition.