Cameraman wanders onto track, impedes steeplechase at World Athletics Championships

Jul 19, 2022

This could have turned out much worse.

In a Track and Field World Championships that's making repeated headlines for what's gone wrong, another bizarre incident took center stage during Monday's competition, this time in the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase.

In an event built around obstacles, runners ran into an unplanned impediment on the track — a cameraman. As competitors still bunched up in the early stages of the race ran down the stretch of the Hayward Field track, a cameraman stood in Lane 2 with his back turned to the field.

Runners faced a choice. Go left or go right. And hope to not get knocked down.

Fortunately for the runners, the camera operator somehow remained still, and they all ran around him without further incident. After the race, U.S. runner Evan Jager explained his thought process when he saw the cameraman.

Source: Yahoo Sports