Monday, August 6, 2012

Russian Race Walker Goes Down for the Count

I have no idea what's going on in this video, mostly because I'm pretty sure its in Russian, but also because no one really understands race walking to begin with.

I thought the whole point was to keep one point of contact with the ground at all times?  Does that one guy get a red card?  I don't understand the world anymore...

But what we're looking for in this video is Russian competitor Valeriy Borchin, who collapses during the event.  According to reports afterwards, Borchin was in and out of consciousness when he collapsed.  The 2008 Beijing champion, provided a scary scene for spectators when he came crashing into the boards on the side of the course.

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