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August 7, 2012

5 Funniest Track-and-Field Moments of Olympic Hopefuls

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Written by: Michael Starkey

3. The Ying-Yang Twins in the 300-Meter Dash

SPOILER ALERT: It seems like every year there’s another synchronized event. First there was synchronized swimming. Then came synchronized diving. But synchronized falling? Nope, that’s not one yet. These two sprinters, however, are already training in case it ever becomes one. It happens at the end of a 300-meter dash in Stockholm, Sweden (a distance rarely ran in the U.S.). Watch it a second time to see the runner on the inside lane take a quick peak to the other falling runner before crashing head first himself.


About the Author

Michael Starkey
Michael Starkey
Michael Starkey is an engineer 9-5, but in his spare time he writes about music and cultural history. His work includes "'Mercy, Mercy Me, The Ecology': Environmental Themes in Black Music" and "Hidden from Sight: African Americans and the Wilderness", presented at the annual conference of American Society of Environmental History, in 2006 and 2007 respectively. He is currently working on a book based on his master's thesis, "Wilderness, Race, and African Americans: An Environmental History from Slavery to Jim Crow." Michael lives and work in New York, NY. He currently resides in East Harlem with his wife and splits his work time between offices in Queens and Manhattan. He enjoys bicycling, listening to music, and playing soccer.


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