Call it the Portland running tumble heard around the Web. After a KOIN News clip featuring an interview with a couple who were running in the snow started being shared online over the weekend, the reactions ranged from sympathy for the young woman who slipped and fell, to snarky cracks about Californians, to the inevitable “Portlandia” references.
It all started with an interview KOIN reporter Lisa Balick did with a young couple who were out running in North Portland in the snow. The pair were very enthusiastic about running in the wintry conditions. The woman praised the snow as “the perfect texture for running.” Her male companion adds, “It’s too nice to not be out here.”
As the couple turned to continue their run, the camera stayed on them, and almost immediately, the woman slipped and fell on her back.