It’s all over when the baton drops.
At the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Athletics held in Daegu, South Korea, American Darvis Patton trips and rolls right before the final hand-off to anchor Walter Dix in the second semifinal heat of the 4X100-meter relay event. According to this video’s close-up replay of the incident, Patton somehow gets tangled up with Britain’s Harry Aikines-Aryeetey. As a result, both Team USA and Britain did not finish the race and unfortunately lost their spot in the finals. Meanwhile, Team Jamaica took the lead to win and set a new world record of 37.04.
What a crappy race for Patton. Pardon the French.