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Cyclist Aziz Awang Wins With Huge Splinter Though His Leg: Photos

by | 21st, February 2011

AZIZULHASNI Awang is the Malaysian cyclist who crashed at the Manchester Velodrome and got back on his bike with a large shard of wood sticking through his leg.

(And you thought cycling was just going round and round and round. This is pedal-powered Formula one, folks. Buy your Olympic tickets now!)

The yet more incredible thing is that Awang finished third – good enough to earn him the Track Cycling World Cup title.

Says Edward Dawkins, who was also involved in the crash:

“All I saw was the bit sticking out of the top and I thought they might as well just pull it out. Then I realised it went all the way through. You don’t see that very often.”

You just have to get lucky…



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