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Anyone who lives in or visits Michigan knows the problem of the pothole, but no one knows it better then Chris Derrick who encountered the potholes in Flint…

Chris Derrick is a professional runner who was using a race in Flint to get ready for the Chicago Marathon, there’s only one problem…Chris will not be running in that..

While running the race, Chris stepped right into a pothole and broke his leg. Chris shared a photo:

Recorded my first DNF today, but I think I got my money's worth. I was running in the pack just before the mile and unfortunately could not see the ground ahead of me. I landed perfectly on the edge of a big ol' pothole and fractured the head of my fibula. The kindly doctor who read my x-ray said that of the ankle fractures, this is the best one. So I got that going for me ????????‍♂️. ⠀ It has been an interesting year, in the way that things are "interesting" when your vocabulary fails you. I've had two great stretches of training felled by injury. Each time I've begun writing a triumphal narrative in my head, only to have the story I've shaped come to an abrupt and expected end. That, in my opinion, is zero fun. In times like this, before I fully submerge in self pity, I try to remember how lucky I am to even have these opportunities to lose. If a few things had gone differently; if my aerobic system wasn't so good at transporting oxygen; if my femurs were a bit shorter; if I was never on that travel basketball team with Paul Box and his Mom hadn't convinced my parents Cross Country would be good for me, I wouldn't have had all the successes and joy I've been lucky to have. I think like most people, I tend to see my achievements as a product of some inherent virtue and my setbacks as a sign of some great cosmic unfairness. But all of it, the triumphs and the failures, it's all contingent in its way. Like William Munny said, deserve's got nothing to do with it.

1,232 Likes, 103 Comments - Chris Derrick (@cderrickrun) on Instagram: "Recorded my first DNF today, but I think I got my money's worth. I was running in the pack just..."