09.10.08 9 years ago 14 Comments

The Paralympics are being held in Beijing, and the women’s wheelchair 5000m race will be re-run after

Three countries protested the race won by Diane Roy of Canada after 6 of 11 racers crashed and piled up on the track. Roy crossed the finish line first in a Games record 11:54.03 minutes and went through the entire medal ceremony before learning of the successful protest.

I’m more likely to make fun of cancer research than people in wheelchairs, but still, I gotta admit, that crash was pretty cool.  Like a cross between NASCAR and the scene in Gladiator where the chick gets sawed in half by the chariot axle.  Um, I mean, good luck on Friday ladies!

[Story from Steady Burn, video rip courtesy Awful Announcing]

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