That is the second a runner was given a harsh lesson within the
true which means of the outdated saying, “Do not rely your chickens
earlier than they hatch”.
Tanguy Pepiot was left red-faced after celebrating his ‘win’
earlier than crossing the ending line – solely to be pipped to the
put up by a fellow athlete.
Pepiot, who appeared positive wager to take residence the gold medal, slowed
down simply metres from the road whereas he performed as much as the
However as he lifted his fingers within the air in untimely celebration,
an opportunistic competitor, who was scorching on his heels, sped
Pepiot was taking part within the males’s 3,000
metre steeplechase on the College of Oregon, on Saturday
April 11, when victory was cruelly snatched from him by
jet-heeled Meron Simon.
Trying to win again his lead, Pepiot elevated his personal
operating pace, but it surely was too little too late.
Clearly devastated by his slender loss, he might be seen holding
his fingers up in disdain earlier than collapsing to the ground in an
The ultimate race occasions got here in with Simon crossing the road in
eight:57.86, whereas Pepiot was simply one-tenth of a second behind,
clocking a time of eight:57.96.
The agonising clip, which was uploaded to
YouTube by Simon’s teammate Aaron Nelson, has racked up
greater than 36,876 views in simply two days.
In the meantime, a UK barman has
become the fastest man to run around the world after
overlaying 16,300 miles in 621 days.
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