Tuesday 27 September 2016

Video: US college runner humiliated after premature celebration costs him race win

Published 14/04/2015 | 09:11

Oregon’s Tanguy Pepiot waves to the crowd unaware that Meron Simon is bearing down on him
Oregon’s Tanguy Pepiot waves to the crowd unaware that Meron Simon is bearing down on him

When Usain Bolt does it, it looks cool... but when you celebrate 100m before the line you better not lose.

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Oregon’s Tanguy Pepiot, racing at the Pepsi Team Invitational this past weekend, thought he had the steeplechase at his mercy, pulling up in the last 100 meters and playing to the crowd as he neared the finish line.

Washington’s Meron Simon no doubt saw this and began to grit his teeth.

Watch for the horrifying moment eight metres from the lines when Pepiot realises he can't respond to Simon's surge.

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