5. How Not to Be a Good Sport
SPOILER: This next blooper features two future Olympians. It comes at the end of the 10,000 meter run at the 1992 World Junior Championships. The two runners–Josephat Machuka of Kenya and Haile Gebrselassie or Ethopia–would go on to become among the top long distance runners in the world with Gebrselassie winning the gold medal in the 10,000 meter run at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. In the 1992 junior race, Machuka didn’t take to kindly to the idea that somebody would pass him in the home stretch. So just as Gebrselassie goes by, Machuka takes a swing at the back of the other runner’s head. The best part is that when he connects he actually sends his rival further ahead of him.