A student in Whitley County, Kentucky was getting ready to run in the high school regional cross country race when she suddenly decided to drop out.
This was her bib number:
Yup. The mark of the beast. (Or at least, one interpretation of it.)
You see, Codie Thacker is a very religious young woman, and she said just the thought of wearing that number made her “sick.”
Along with her coach, Gina Croley, she tried to get a different number, but was turned down by three separate officials.
So, rather than run the race under the number 666, she decided to drop out.