Friday, September 05, 2008

Er, the event is called the high jump!

It was the longest run up to a high jump attempt in recent memory, and in the end the result for Ivan Ukhov wasn't quite the thing of the Wide World of Sports reels of the old days.

The International Association of Athletics Federations has asked Ukhov to explain his state as he er, attempted his jump at the recent Athletissima event in Switzerland.

Fellow competitors suggested that Ukhov had some er additives to his Red Bull, which rather than giving him wings, tended to ground him closer to earth...

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