During the 5000m race that took place during the Diamond League track and field event in Lausanne, Switzerland, a sequence of events took place that really belongs in an old Marx Brothers movie.
Right near the end of the long-distance race, Ethiopian runner Selemon Barega accidentally tripped Yomif Kejelcha, who in return nearly pulled his countryman to the ground…by his pants.
Instead of executing that ill-conceived notion of retaliation, however, Kejelcha ended up falling down.
Craziness in Lausanne 5000m as one Ethiopian leader tries to pull another down by his shorts and ends up falling himself. pic.twitter.com/OcYSLZtJeO
— Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) July 5, 2018
As a result of the mayhem, Birhanu Balew sailed through the fighting to take the win in 13:01.09.