Runner Gets Tangled Up In Pole Vault Crossbars At The Final Stretch Of Race

This is the final lap of an 800 meter race at the IUAA Indoor Championships. The front runner falls victim to a flexible pole vault crossbar as he approaches the finish line.

Why is the pole vault practice set up so close to the track? Of course, you have to wonder how the judges will deal with the circumstances.

It turns out that this is a qualifying heat, and the runner was passed to the finals along with the actual first-place finisher.