Runner Prematurely Celebrates Win and Loses: 'I Just Kind of Got Comfortable and Put My Guard Down'
Ben Payne thought he had a recent 10K race in the bag and celebrated a little too early before an opponent beat him at the finish line.
During the Atlanta Peachtree 10K race, Olympic qualifying marathon runner Ben Payne started celebrating his victory a little too early and was beat by British Olympian Scott Overall.
As Ben was gesturing that he was 'number one' with his hand, Scott ran through the finish line and won by only 9/100ths of a second. Scott tweeted, "Pleased to take the win today at the peach tree 10 km. Always run through the line! #peachy.”
But the Air Force pilot isn't a sore loser about what happened, he spoke to Fox And Friends on Wednesday about the moment. He said: “I just kind of got comfortable and put my guard down and kind of assumed I had the race in the bag and he caught me by surprise right at the finish there.”
Hopefully when he runs in the future, he won't make that mistake again.
Watch Below: Oregon Runner Prematurely Celebrates Win Before Crossing Finish Line
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