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Deer knocks down teen runner half-mile from the finish line


SAGINAW, MI (AP)— A teenager running a two-mile race downstate suffered a broken collarbone after being knocked over by a deer.

It happened last weekend to Madison Sylvester, who runs for Saginaw White Pine Middle School. She was in a race at Delta College when the deer hit her. Madison says she saw the doe out of the corner of her eye but figured it would go behind her. Well, it didn't.

Madison wanted to finish the race, but her father, Josh, carried her to the finish line. He says his daughter is taking the bizarre incident well and wants to compete again as soon as possible.

Associated Press