Here’s a tip (free of charge!): if you’re running a 3,000-meter steeplechase, don’t trip. Otherwise, you’ll slam into a barrier.
“I was seeing stars,” BYU senior Katy Andrews writes on her YouTube page, “I smacked my head and my thigh. The head bled; the thigh bruised.”
Andrews definitely deserves some credit: she not only uploaded the video to YouTube, which shows she’s a good sport, but she also managed to do two more laps before her coaches made her take a knee, which shows she’s made of fairly tough stuff.
But most importantly, she gave us a good laugh (and that’s what really matters). In fact, let’s see her dive from a different angle:
A photographer captured the moment, frame-by-glorious-frame.
“I just happened to be there with a GoPro HD Hero 2 waterproof camera shooting video for a review I’m writing of the camera,” Jaren Wilkey writes, “and it caught the whole crash.”
And now that we have an image-by-image breakdown of Andrews’ spill, “it’s obvious that, just after it happened, Andrews might have been laughing harder than anybody. Good for her,” writes Deadspin’s Dom Consentino.