Wednesday 1 March 2017

'Watch out for the deer!' - Moment deer crashes into cross country runner

Cian Murray

Footage has emerged showing the moment an unlucky cross country runner gets smashed by a deer while racing.

The unlucky athlete is Justin DeLuzio, a senior on the Gwynedd Mercy University men's cross country team in Pennsylvania in the US. He was competing in his final collegiate race when the incident happened.

Spectators can be heard warning Deluzio, but unfortunately for the runner, he doesn't hear their words of caution.

A similar incident happened during a race in Dublin's Phoenix Park when cyclist Shane O'Reilly got smashed by a stag in a freak accident. 

Fortunately both O'Reilly and DeLuzio were both able to finish their respected races without injury.

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