Cockiness of Runner Loses Him the Race in Final Seconds

A runner competing in the Pepsi Team Invitational in Eugene, Oregon learned that a cocksure attitude displayed too soon may be a recipe for loss. Oregon runner Tanguy Pepiot thought he had the race in the bag and slowed, raising his arm in a gesture to elicit cheers from the crowd. During his display, Washington runner Meron Simon passed him and finished first. 

A chagrined Pepiot told Oregon paper The Register Guard,

"I think it was the first time it happened to me. I’ll make sure it’s the last time."

-Via The Daily What

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When I see clips like this, I hear the voice of my high school football coach saying, "KEEP PLAYING UNTIL YOU HEAR THE WHISTLE BLOW!"

His is one of a number of voices I hear. Perhaps I need to talk to someone about that.
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