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Monday, January 27, 2020

This Is One Way to Attack the Hurdles

You may have already seen this video but if not, you have to. Much of the focus to this point has been on the second runner from the left. I have to admit, it was the first thing I noticed too. I mean the guy just quits after the first two hurdles and barrels head-on through the rest — the fifth one had to hurt the most. He ends up in the next lane over, in front of another competitor — if we can call any of them competitors — before tripping over his own feet as he walks off the track. There’s a lot to be said for perseverance and finishing the race, but this guy took it to another level:

It appears that only one guy made it through cleanly, but of course that made him one of the last to cross the finish line. Nate Robinson could learn a few things about timing a jump from that guy. I was waiting for the moment, on the last couple of hurdles, when he went horizontal as if he thought this was the high jump. I don’t know if any of these guys had done the hurdles before, but I hope all of them do it again — and that someone has a camera.

Thanks to Cosby Sweaters for the vid



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