Subway long jump attempt fails in viral video

By Ben Hooper
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NEW YORK, June 25 (UPI) -- A video going viral online features a man attempting to long jump over the train tracks at a New York subway station -- and failing.

The video, shared on YouTube by user Lei Gong, features the man taking a running start into a two-footed takeoff at a subway station in an attempt to cross the tracks.


The man falls short of his attempt and slams into the platform. He does not appear to be seriously injured, however, and is able to quickly climb up from the tracks.

The uploader said in a Reddit post another man seen on the other side of the tracks had made a successful cross-track jump a few seconds before the start of the video.

The video was filmed in New York, but the exact location of the station featured in the video was unspecified.

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