It was an assault caught on camera unlike any other.
Just as Gwyneed Mercy University athlete Justin DeLuzio was rounding the bend in a cross-country running race, he was clobbered by a deer (which allegedly was heard shouting, “how do you like it,” as he ran away).
DeLuzio said he was unsure of what to do next after getting knocked down by the audacious beast. DeLuzio said he “sat there in disbelief” and pondered whether or not to get up and keep running.
“Part of me was like ‘This is your last race! Get up!’ while the other part like ‘I just got hit by a deer! Take a breath and acknowledge what just happened!’” he said.
He ultimately made the decision to get up and carry on with the race because no matter how many times life (or wildlife) knocks you down, you keep getting back up and carrying on in life.
We can only imagine the deer were shocked to find athletes running through their fields and in an attempt of flight, also managed to fight.
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[Featured Image: ESPN]