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400-Meter Run at High School Track Meet Ends in Disaster [Video]

There's nothing inherently interesting about a high school track and field meet.

No offense, but running around a track is just kind of boring. And most of the people competing in the track meet would probably agree. This is not to say it's not impressive; it's just boring.

So the fact that we are posting a video from a high school track meet means something much more interesting than the event happened.

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Lowell Gymnastics’ Lauren DeHaan Named High School Athlete of the Week

James Swoboda
James Swoboda
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East Kentwood Basketball’s Brent Kimbrel Named High School Athlete of the Week

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Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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Pole Vaulting From the Vaulter’s Perspective [Video]

Pole vaulting is one of those incredible displays of athleticism that goes under a lot of people's radars, but is still fascinating to watch.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Woman Fails Miserably at Hurdling [Video]

The hurdles. They can be daunting.

They're kind od tall and have the ability to really trip you up and injure you.

This woman, who we'll just assume was attempting them for the first time ever (because who could be that bad at them?!), found that out the hard way.

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Doug Pensinger, Getty Images
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GVSU Hosting Division II Track & Field Championships May 22 – 24

Grand Valley State University is hosting the 2014 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field National Championships starting Thursday, May 22.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Runner Celebrates Too Early, Loses Race [Video]

So simple, yet so true.

Algerian runner Taoufik Makhloufi apparently didn't think of this quote in the last few seconds of his 800-meter race in the IAAF Diamond League international track-and-field competition in Shanghai. Instead, he pulled up and started celebrating early, allowing Kenyan Robert Kiptoo Biwott to win the race.  

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