Thanks to Wejo of LetsRun.com for pointing this out.
At the 2008 Penn Relays, Stanfordâ€™s Alicia Follmar took a hard fall on the leadoff leg of the womenâ€™s distance medley. While she was on the ground, Follmar took a spike to the head but got up to finish a gutsy 3rd.
Check out the skin burns on her right side of the body from the synthetic track. Talk about blood, sweat, and maybe tears.
If this was boxing, the race could be called off by the referee. If this was basketball, she would be substituted for another player until fully bandaged.
If Alicia Follmar doesn’t have a career in running, she should consider Rugby or Ultimate Fighting… this person is tough as nails.
Click here to see the full pictures on Track and Field News. Warning: the images presented may not be suitable for the faint of heart.