Runner Makes Disastrous Attempt at Hurdles
Student athlete runs chest-first into hurdles, finishes race
By Tim Karan,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2012 10:23 AM CDT
Updated Jul 8, 2012 7:02 AM CDT

(Newser) – There are sports bloopers, and then there's this: One young athlete who apparently struggled to clear the first two hurdles in a 110-meter race ended up instead deciding to barrel through the remaining barriers during the recent Chinese University Games. In this video picked up by the Telegraph, the runner somehow successfully withstands the impact of the first six hurdles before the seventh knocks him into an opponent's lane—where he keeps running chest-first into that guy's hurdles, too. Most amazing: He didn't finish last.

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