From time to time a runner makes the error of over-celebrating their win earlier than they cross the end line. It’s at all times good to win in fashion or to strike a candy pose for Instagram content material however a person on the Santander Run Sequence Villa Forma 5K race in Salvador, Brazil, took it too far.
Because the runner was approaching the ending tape, he acquired down on his arms and knees to kiss the end line earlier than he crossed it. It’s clear he didn’t see the opposite runner coming behind him earlier than celebrating, solely to get handed and lose the race.
Upon additional investigation, though the person’s arms touched the tape earlier than the second runner, the opposite runner’s physique/race chip was the primary to bodily cross the end line, which earned him the win.
French Olympian and 1,500m runner Jimmy Gressier has developed a fame for showboating earlier than he wins a race however it has not value him the race up to now.
Hopefully, this can be a lesson on what to not do when crossing the end line.