An Ethiopian Steeplechaser Slammed Straight Into The Last Hurdle

Ethiopian steeplechaser Birhan Getahun may have been in last place for a large part of his 3,000-meter heat Friday morning, but he still had every intention of finishing it.

Unfortunately, Getahun slammed right into the final hurdle and was unable to finish. He had to be carted off in a wheelchair.

Getahun is the runner at the end of this video, his misstep comes around the 6 second mark in the background:

 

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