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A Runner Lost Her Bronze Medal After Celebrating Early And It's Awkward AF


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Runner Molly Huddle got a little too excited about winning the bronze medal for the 10,000-meter race at the 2015 Beijing World championships, and she ended up losing her place right before the finish line.

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There goes first, second, and Molly Hud—uh-oh...

As Huddle threw up her arms in excitement, Emily Infeld leaned into the finish line and beat her. Huddle immediately fell into shock, and told Universal Sports, “Emily was right there the whole time with just more momentum. She got that bronze. It’s going to take a long time to get over."

And to make matters more disappointing, Huddle would have been the first non-African-born runner to place in the women’s 10,000 meter race since 2007. Instead, Infeld walked away with that title.

Infeld told Universal Sports she actually felt a little guilty: "I feel like Molly let up a little. I don’t think she realized how close I was. I was just trying to run through the line. I’m really thrilled.”

I guess your track coach was right: It's not over until you cross that finish line.