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Shoes struck by lightning on Pikes Peak during race

This is what happens to your shoes when you are close to a lightning strike. This occurred during the 2005 Pikes Peak Ascent. The lady survived the near miss but the shoes got fried. Note the burn marks on the front of the shoes and the fried shoe laces.

This is why we turn people back when the weather turns inclement!