Ethiopia’s Etenesh Diro  Runs With 1 Shoe, Advances to Final

by Selam


Ethiopia’s Etenesh Diro has advanced to the final in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase after having run the last half mile in the semifinal with only one shoe. 
After reviewing video of the race, the Jury of Appeal advanced Diro to the final, following protests from the Ethiopian team, according to The Associated Press. 
Diro was leading her heat in the qualification race when her right shoe got loose.
The 25-year-old struggled to put it back on after colliding with some of the others on the track.  
After trying to put it on, she finally yanked it off and threw it onto the field. Taking a few steps, she ripped off her sock and continued, completing the last leg of the race with just one shoe.