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Sometimes you face hurdles in life, and this athlete in particular had this realisation all too quickly when he tried to go under a hurdle instead of over it. We can only imagine the pain felt from his busted nose that will resonate with him every time he faces a hurdle in the future.

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When the gold medal is in sight, there isn’t a lot an athlete wouldn’t do to secure the win. This photo is proof that, even if it means getting your fingers dirty, they’ll do whatever it takes.