Oregon runner's early celebration costs him a victory

Monday April 13th, 2015

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Tanguy Pepiot of Oregon was excited about his performance at the Pepsi Team Invitational track event and was looking for a little love from the crowd for his soon-to-be first place finish in the steeplechase event.

The problem is he had not yet finished the race and Meron Simon of Washington used Pepiot's celebration as an opening to use his last burst of speed to grab the victory, teaching the Ducks runner an important lesson in humility.

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After the runner realizes what has happened he hits the ground in exhaustion and embarrassment, while the victorious Simon tries to console the runner after his colossal mistake.


Brendan Maloy

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