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15th May 2019

College athlete risks it all with superman dive to win 400m hurdles

Kyle Picknell

You have got to respect this lad’s commitment

A college athlete named – and I’m not making this up – Infinite Tucker risked it all over the weekend to win the 400m hurdles at the 2019 SEC Track & Field Championships in America.

Tucker, representing Texas A&M University, was neck and neck with his teammate Robert Grant along the homestretch but with the finishing line in sight managed to leap, head first and arms outstretched, across the finish line ahead of his opponent.

I guess this is the kind of thing you have to live up to when you are given Infinite as a first name. You are basically expected to be a minor superhero.

After the race, Tucker told his school’s website: “Honestly, I’m glad I got the win and competed against the best.

“Me and my teammates all worked hard for this and I came out with the win. I’m happy and thankful for that. The mindset was to score as many points as possible, we wanted to go 1-2-3-4. It really didn’t matter which one of us won first place, we knew if we gave it our all we would be happy with each other.”

Honestly, this is well worth a watch.