Runner learns the hard way: don’t celebrate too early! (VIDEO)

The Pepsi Invitational steeplechase race didn’t even rate live TV coverage earlier this month. But its outcome has been seen by millions around the world, thanks to YouTube.

In the :56 second video, it looks like Oregon senior Tangay Pepoit has the race in the bag, but then starts pumping his arm for the crowd – his big mistake. That’s when UW runner Meron Simon pours it on – and wins!

The look on Pepoit’s face and his reaction is heartbreaking, but Simon shows us that good sportsmanship still exists.

Read the whole story in The Seattle Times.


About Sue Romero

Sue Romero has been doing news and traffic on the radio in Seattle since 1994. She is originally from southeast Alaska and moved to Seattle to go to the University of Washington. After graduating, she started her radio career in Houston, Texas, but moved back to Seattle because she missed the trees, hills, water and beauty of the Pacific Northwest. While she was in Texas, Sue danced on the NBA Houston Rockets Dance Team and still regularly takes dance in Seattle. She even attended a Seattle Sea Gals workshop, just for fun! Sue loves movies — especially sci-fi!