It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt... then it's just hilarious. Let's be honest, seeing someone completely mess up is something we all laugh at. We can't help it, there's just something so funny about watching someone take a tumble. Whether it's the face they make, the sound that comes out, or the completely awkward and unathletic way their body moves, it is schadenfreude as its finest.
No one here was seriously hurt, and most athletes know how to make the best of a bad situation. Check out this video gallery of The Best Track and Field Fails Caught on Camera.
Zero F's Given
Event: 110m High Hurdles
Hands down the greatest hurdle race of all time! Watch he waves and nonchalantly walks off the track.
I Didn't Know Dennis Rodman Long Jumped
Athlete: Kofi Prah
Event: Long Jump Sparkassen Cup in Stuttgart, 2001.
German long jumper, Kofi Prah, full-on sprints into a3-time world champion distance runner Gabi Szabo right after she won the mile. In the end it was really Prah who guffed as he was found guilty of cocaine doping later in 2008.
Token Pole Vault Fail
Athlete: Olympic Swedish Pole Vaulter
Event: Pole Vault
We needed a good Pole Vault fail in here, and this take the cake. Guys, brace yourselves.
The Hype Was Too Much
Athlete: Carlton Lavong
Event: 2011 USA Junior National Championships Long Jump
Carlton Lavong gets the crowd hype for his jump, then goes face first into the long jump pit on his final jump. Walk it off buddy.
Epic Steeplechase Smash
Athlete: Katy Andrews
This was Brigham Young's Katy Andrews 15 minutes of fame thanks to a sidelines photographer equipped with not only a GoPro HD Hero 2, but also shooting stills with a Canon 1D Mark IV at ten frames a second, supplying this wealth of shots. You'll be happy to see a smile on her face and news that she was feeling better shortly after the race.
The title says 200m, but these guys are way to tired for it to be a 200. The finish would be stronger. Just watch the guy in the yellow head start to bobble. You know its over from there.
When In Doubt, Do The Worm
Athlete: Christian Vaaconcellos
You cant take a fail better than this kid. Awesome finish.
Greatest High School Hurdle Race
Event: 100m Hurdles
When Daniel Tosh Web Redemption'ed this duo, they admitted there were no tryout for the track team that year.
OHHHHHH!!! They love it.
Pole Vault Pegging
Event: Pole Vault
Not sure if this is worse than the other pole vault fail. It's definitely close. Ouch.