Incredible Cameraman Swiftly Outruns Sprinters in a 100m Race

Fast Cameraman Sprints in Race

During a sporting event, all eyes are usually glued on the athletes; meanwhile, sports photographers and videographers are covertly working in the background documenting the event without distracting from the competition. However, in a race conducted at a university in China, all eyes were on the cameraman. The cameraman, who was a college student from the Datong University in Shanxi province of China, stole the show after he outran the sprinters in a 100m race. In a video that has now gone viral, the cameraman outran the sprinters all while holding a camera on a gimbal.

The college student videographer was in charge of capturing a 100-meter racing event held in his campus. He was positioned in an outside lane and began just a short distance ahead of the student athletes. When the gun fired, the videographer began sprinting alongside the athletes towards the finish line in an attempt to capture them with a steady, outstretched arm holding the gimbal-mounted camera pointed at the runners.

In addition to the pretty impressive sprint, the cameraman held the camera rig, which reportedly weighed over 4kg (8.8 lbs.) up while continually looking over his shoulder to see if the runners were keeping up with him. He was also not appropriately dressed for a sprint, but he kept his pace, maintained the gap, and actually would have crossed the finish line first if he were competing. What a photo finish that would have been!

Watch this cameraman swiftly outrun student athletes in a 100m race.

h/t: [Peta Pixel]

All images via South China Morning Post.

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Claudicet Pena

Claudicet Pena is a Contributing Writer and Project Manager for My Modern Met. In 2005, she attended the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University where she studied Business and Marketing. Later in her career, she found herself teaching yoga and meditation full-time, earning the title “Best Yoga Teacher 2016” by Best Self Atlanta Magazine. Claudicet is currently based in Boston, combining her passions for art, writing, and business development. As a creative at heart, she devotes time to her own outlets of yoga, meditation, writing, drawing, and painting. Claudicet also shares her love of arts & culture with her daughter as they explore the city and travel abroad. Explore along with them on Instagram: @claudipena.
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