Deer Runs Down Runner: Texas marathoner finishes race despite collision with a deer

Matt Tillinghast was off to a good start at Texas' Freescale Austin Marathon on Sunday until, out of the blue, a deer slammed into his left side, bring the runner to his knees. "It so shocked me and disoriented me and I was hurting," Tillinghast told the Dallas Morning News. "I was nauseous and kept having to stop. All that big mass of deer hit me. For two miles I was a little disoriented. I picked it back up at mile 3." Tillinghast finished the race and plans to run it again next year, but with a new T-shirt that reads "Watch out for flying deer."
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