Watch an Oregon Runner Lose a Race While Celebrating Too Soon
This is a prime example of why you shouldn't celebrate a victory until you actually win. Oregon's Tanguy Pepiot thought he had the victory as he neared the end of the men's steeplechase at this weekend's Pepsi Team Invitational. He started to celebrate by smiling for the cameras and raising his hands over his head to get the crowd going. The only problem is that the race wasn't over and his celebration allowed Meron Simon, a runner from the University of Washington, to overtake Pepiot at the line.
The look on Pepiot's face as he realizes that he's gonna lose is priceless.