Runner Loses Out On Bronze Medal After Celebrating The Win Too Early (Video)

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American distance runner Molly Huddle gave it her all for about 97 percent of the 10,000-meter race at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing this Monday.

But after slowing down to raise her hands in celebration of what she thought would be a bronze medal finish, she was passed by fellow countrywoman Emily Infeld and ended up finishing fourth.

On one level, Huddle should obviously be upset about missing out on a medal, but on another, she has to be somewhat happy for her teammate, right?

Better luck next time, Molly.

In any event, let this be a lesson, kids: You should always play to the whistle.

Citations: American runner loses bronze medal after celebrating too early (For The Win)