Not Over Till It's Over: Runner's Early Celebration Costs Her The Bronze

August 25, 2015 4:43 PM

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The runners sprinted down the stretch during the 10,000-meter World Championships race in Beijing. American Molly Huddle neared the finish line. Just steps away from a bronze medal, she eased up, raising both of her arms in triumph — just as her countrywoman Emily Infeld ducked across the line in front of her.

There was a moment of confusion at the finish line, and then realization dawned on Huddle's face. She buried her head in her hands as the American flag was draped over Infeld's shoulders.

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