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Giant rubber band falls on leading runner mid-race

By Andy Larsen  |  Posted Feb 16th, 2017 @ 10:59am


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SALT LAKE CITY — Three more fun stories from around the world of sports in today's From Left Field!

Giant rubber band attacks runner, loses race

Ireland's Aengus Meldon lost a race in crazy fashion this week, and it's a lesson to us all to always expect the unexpected.

Running in first place, a giant rubber band from the pole vault apparatus landed on Meldon in the home stretch. Suddenly, his legs were tied up, and Meldon didn't finish the race in first.

Luckily, officials decided that Meldon could qualify for the finals anyway.

Cavs rookie dresses as world's tallest Oompa Loompa

Ah, rookie hazing. Cleveland Cavaliers veteran and former Utah Jazz player Richard Jefferson made Cavs rookie Kay Felder dress up as an Oompa Loompa as he entered the locker room for the team's final game before the All-Star break. Naturally, Jefferson posted the video to Snapchat.

Trump not filling out a bracket on ESPN

For the last eight years, Barack Obama has gone on ESPN in March to fill out a March Madness bracket for both the mens and the womens NCAA College Basketball championships. That tradition is over, as ESPN announced Donald Trump declined their invitation to do the same.

"We expressed our interest to the White House in continuing the presidential bracket. They have respectfully declined," an ESPN spokesman told the Washington Post.

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