Most of us will never win an Olympic gold medal, but how about taking home the top prize in a relay while wearing a pair of shoes that didn't fit? Unheard of, right?
Not for U.S. Track and Field runner English Gardner, who won gold in the 4x100m relay last Friday night in teammate Allyson Felix's track spikes despite them being custom-made and a half-size too big.
USA Track & Field reports that minutes before the big race, Gardner looked in her bag and realized she was missing one of her spikes.
"I opened my bag, and it looked like stuff had been moved around. And there was only one spike in it," she said.
The 24-year-old runner, who normally wears a size 7.5, was able to borrow Felix's size 8 spikes. Clearly, the size difference didn't hold Gardner back.
"You keep those," Felix told her. "You earned a gold medal in them.”