Cocky Runner Nearly Loses Race In The Most Embarrassing Way Possible
Showboating gets you nowhere, kids.
The Ironman Triathlon is one of the most grueling tasks that you can put your body through. The race consists of a 2.4-mile swim and 112-mile bike ride and concludes with a full 26.2-mile marathon.
Ironman Triathlons are held all over the world, culminating in the World Ironman Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
The incredibly taxing race is known to push the competitors physical limits, while challenging their mental endurance.
During a recent half-Ironman race in Brazil, the race's leader Jeremy Jurkiewicz decided to slow down before the finish line and showboat. He took his sweet time high-fiving all the spectators and basically slowed to a crawl while making his way to the tape. Meanwhile Brazil's Igor Amorelli was sprinting toward the finish — unbeknownst to Jurkiewicz — and came ever so close to stealing the race.
Basically, this proves slow and steady does not always win the race. You should always run, because it's a race.