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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Runner Celebrates Too Early, Loses Race [Video]

Olympic champion Taoufik Makhloufi, of Algeria, starts celebrating early near the finish line of the men’s 800-meter run at the Diamond League track and field competition at Shanghai Stadium on Sunday in Shanghai, and Kenya’s Robert Biwott, at left, wins instead. (Photo: Feng Li/Getty Images)
"‘It ain’t over ’til it’s over.’
– Yogi Berra"

So simple, yet so true.

Algerian runner Taoufik Makhloufi apparently didn’t think of this quote in the last few seconds of his 800-meter race in the IAAF Diamond League international track-and-field competition in Shanghai. Instead, he pulled up and started celebrating early, allowing Kenyan Robert Kiptoo Biwott to win the race.

In the process, Makhloufi, the reigning Olympic champion, also lost the $10,000 grand prize for the race. And that, folks, is adding insult to injury.

Source: Free Beer & Hot Wings

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