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Gwynedd Mercy cross country runner gets leveled by deer, still finishes race

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Courtesy of Eric Bologa's Facebook

Gwynedd Mercy cross country runner gets leveled by deer, still finishes race

When running an 8K race, the biggest concern is usually about, you know, running for 8 kilometers. However, Gwynedd Mercy University senior and Limerick, Pa., native Justin DeLuzio had a lot more to worry about in his race last Saturday.

According to the Gwynedd Mercy University race recap, after finishing his first mile, DeLuzio was in the path of a herd of deer and was unfortunately struck and sent tumbling. Eric Bologa captured the moment and posted it on his Facebook page.

Who says Cross Country isn't a contact sport?

Posted by Eric Bologa on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

We are happy to report that despite sustaining bruises from the impact and fall, not only did DeLuzio finish the race, but he also did so in a time of 31:16, a 6:18 pace. Kudos also to fellow senior Matt French, from Bensalem, Pa., who stopped to make sure DeLuzio was OK and finished the race by his side.