Anthony Chiusano | NCAA.com | February 19, 2017 Watch: American's Liam Purdy wins 800m race without right shoe Share American University's Liam Purdy took home first place in Sunday's Patriot League indoor track and field championship 800-meter race in unusual fashion, after finishing the run without one of his shoes. Who needs a sneaker? Not Liam Purdy! He wins the 800 for @AUeagles at @PatriotLeague Championship. @BillSpaulding with the great call! pic.twitter.com/SkIJcXD8Gm — PatriotLeagueNetwork (@PatriotLeagueTV) February 19, 2017 The junior's right sneaker came off during the championship race, but without stopping, Purdy persevered and took the lasting lead during the final stretch. His final time checked in at 1:53.25. Purdy later tweeted out a medical update, showing his right foot wrapped up while he spectated from the stands. @PatriotLeagueTV @AUeagles @PatriotLeague @BillSpaulding All patched up thanks to the BU Staff pic.twitter.com/z90K1CN5Mv — Liam Purdy v2.1 (@GrandMastaPurdy) February 19, 2017 Navy ultimately took the team crown for the day, but Purdy takes ownership of top moment.