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.


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