An official caused chaos in a men's 1500m race in California on Friday.
As Pat McGregor led the way at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, an official casually wandered across the track, unaware that a field of runners was moving ever closer.
He would end up taking a number of athletes out of the race, including British runner Michael Rimmer.
When someone flirts with bae infront of you... EVERYONE in trouble!!
Not quite the way I expected my season opener to go!! ? pic.twitter.com/iQuDob5gMN
— Michael Rimmer (@MichaelRimmer8) April 1, 2017
The official would leave the track on a stretcher.
When you step on the rail pic.twitter.com/YS6yjb8vK8
— DUMBFLOTRACK (@DumbFlotrack) April 1, 2017
Three runners would end up not finishing the race, including McGregor, Rimmer and Blake Haney while it would eventually be won by Oklahoma State's Joshua Thompson.
— Adam Smith (@smittythecoach) April 1, 2017