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Friday, November 16, 2007
That is a tough runnerGene sent me a link to a story about a cross country runner who broke her leg near the end of a race and crawled across the finish line. Wow. That is one tough runner.
Here is some of the story:
Markwardt heard the leg crack again. And again. Then there was a louder crack, and her entire leg gave out. She fell to the ground as onlookers winced at the sound and the sight of what happened.
One of Markwardt's teammates, unaware of what had happened, encouraged her to get up. She tried, using her right leg. But as soon as she shifted weight to the left, the loudest crack yet came. And her leg gave out again.
"At that point, I knew what had happened. I knew my leg was broken pretty badly. And I knew I couldn't get up again. So I started crawling," she said.
You can read the entire story at ESPN. The link includes video of the finish. I found it disturbingly gruesome - consider yourself warned.
Something completely different
From Eddie, a photo of the comet that is wandering across the sky these days (click for better resolution):
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