You can do everything humanly possible to prepare for something (in this case, a race in Ireland) and STILL get whopped by the elastic from a pole vault.
It happened during an 800m heat last week at the Irish University Indoor Championships. The runner -Niall Atwood – was in the lead for the final lap, when he faced an…extra challenge…in the form of a pole vault warmup bar.
See in the video below:
WATCH VIDEO: Freak pole vault elastic interferes with qualifying race.
The good news? Atwood was still put through to the final, where he ended up placing 8th.
Every time I watch the video, I can’t help but be reminded of the Skip It.