Watch a Premature Celebration Costs a Runner a Victory
— 11Alive News (@11AliveNews) July 4, 2015
How many videos have we seen in which a person is running a race and starts to celebrate prematurely and then lose the race? Well here’s another one to add to that list. At the Peachtree 10K race in Atlanta, one runner made the mistake of congratulating himself before he truly won the race. Ben Payne threw up his arm in victory as he approached the finish line. His celebration allowed British Olympian Scott Overall to overtake him at the last second and win the race.