Runners Face Mud Pit at Texas Race
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A running website recently published a video of a high school race in the United States.
The site, FloTrack, is known for reporting on competitive running. It provides results from races around the world.
FloTrack told about Usain Bolt and his success at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. It also has reports about big races, like the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York City.
There was also a story about a recent high school cross-country race in Texas.
Cross-country is the name for an event where the runners compete on uneven ground instead of running in a circle on a flat surface. Some cross-country courses send runners around a waterway, through the woods or up and down hills.
The high school race took place in Texas. It was called the Gingerbread Jamboree. About 20 high schools sent runners to the jamboree. The course was five kilometers long.
But why would a high school event find its way onto the Facebook page of a site that reports on Olympic runners?
Because a camera set up next to a wide mud pit captured some amazing images.
The slow-motion video showed one runner taking off like a high-jumper, taking hold of his knees and then landing like a cannonball in the mud pit.
But that was not all.
Just seconds later, while other runners tried to stay clean and dry, another runner lept and dove chest-first into the water.
About 1 million people watched the video since it came out on Facebook.
One thousand people left comments on the Facebook post, which is called "Dear Cross Country ... Welcome back."
Many people said they could imagine themselves doing the cannonball jump into the mud pit. Others were impressed with the beauty of one runner who did the "belly flop," landing flat on his stomach.
And plenty of people noticed the runners who were doing their best to stay dry.
Dan Hall of California wrote "I'd be the guy trying to take long steps in hopes of only getting one foot a little wet!"
It turned out photographer Sean Pokorny was taking pictures from a different angle.
And he also photographed other runners jumping into the mud pit after the race.
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I'm Dan Friedell.
1.high school 高中
Are you excited about graduating from high school?
2.be known for 因...而闻名
This town is known for its handwork.
3.cross-country race 越野赛
Our factory is to make arrangements for the cross-country race.
4.uneven ground 崎岖地；不平地
He stumbled on the uneven ground and fell on his face.
1.Many people said they could imagine themselves doing the cannonball jump into the mud pit.
jump into 跳入；跳进
The boy throw off his clothes and jump into the water.
男孩匆匆脱下衣服, 跳入水中 。
If we wished to save our lives, we had to jump into the water at once.
2.Because a camera set up next to a wide mud pit captured some amazing images.
set up 建立；设置
They set up many branches throughout the country.
He set up a new opinion regarding the project.
FloTrack网站主要报道一些体育赛事 。该网站几乎涵盖了全球的比赛结果 。
FloTrack曾报道博尔特在里约奥运会的精彩表现 。另外也报道一些大型比赛，如纽约第五大道一英里比赛 。
越野赛是指运动员在崎岖的地面上而非平坦的跑道上完成比赛 。甚至有的越野项目要求运动员绕着河道、穿越密林或山丘 。
此次高中竞赛在德克萨斯州举办 。本次比赛也被称为“the Gingerbread Jamboree” 。约20所高中派运动员参赛 。比赛的路程约五公里 。
很多网友表示，他们想象自己如炮弹一样滚进泥浆池里的感觉 。还有网友称，对其中一位“肚子着地”的选手印象深刻 。