Photo: Athlete Nearly Loses Brazil Ironman Competition by Celebrating Too Early
An athlete competing in a half-marathon in Ironman’s Brasilia event nearly lost his first place title, all because he started celebrating too early.
Jérémy Jurkiewicz was on his way to a first place finish over the weekend when he began celebrating with those on the sidelines.
Still feet from the finish line however, the Frenchman failed to realized there was a runner coming around the last corner right behind him.
In the video below, you can see Jurkiewicz celebrating, his hands in the air, as Igor Amorelli comes around the corner and makes a dash for the finish line.
Though Amorelli had the opportunity to finish first, Jurkiewicz jumps in front of him and pushes him pack, at which point Amorelli backs off and allows the early-celebrator to finish first.