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SportThe awkward moment this runner started to celebrate a lap too soon

15:35  08 july  2019
15:35  08 july  2019 Source:   runnersworld.co.uk

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Bear Crossing a Road Brings Marathon to a Stunning Stop The black bear seemed interested only crossing the road, not the runners in his path. Well, that's a sight you don't see everyday. A group of runners in Colorado came to an abrupt halt when a black bear clambered out of the woods and ran across the road they were on. "The first reaction I had was 'Whoa, I need to get a picture of that,''' said Quentin Genke, who stopped in his tracks and did exactly that. He posted the bear photo on his Facebook page, which promptly lit up social media. He was running the Leadville Trail Marathon in Colorado Springs when the bear suddenly appeared between mile 12 and 13.

Ethiopian runner Hagos Gebrhiwet was taking part in the 5,000m race at the IAAF Diamond League race in Lausanne, when he made the slightly awkward error of celebrating too soon . In videos of the race, Gebrhiwet can be seen slowing down a lap before the finish line on Saturday, only to realise the

Incredible moment 5,000m runner celebrates second place a lap early… and collapses on the ground in tears Ethiopian runner Hagos Gebrhiwet was taking part in the 5,000m race at the IAAF Diamond League race in Lausanne, when he made the slightly awkward error of celebrating too soon .

The awkward moment this runner started to celebrate a lap too soon © RvS.Media/Monika Majer - Getty Images Ethiopian runner Hagos Gebrhiwet was taking part in the 5,000m race at the IAAF Diamond League race in Lausanne, when he celebrated too soon.

Ethiopian runner Hagos Gebrhiwet was taking part in the 5,000m race at the IAAF Diamond League race in Lausanne, when he made the slightly awkward error of celebrating too soon.

In videos of the race, Gebrhiwet can be seen slowing down a lap before the finish line on Saturday, only to realise the other runners were still running.

Sadly for Gebrhiwet, who was leading the race when the golden bell was rung, signalling the start of the final lap, the blunder cost him the top spot, as he crossed the line in tenth place, with a time of 13:09.59.

The awkward moment this runner started to celebrate a lap too soon © Getty (ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Indoor mile World Record Holder Yomif Kejelcha made the most of Gebrhiwet’s error and won the race in a time of 13:00.56.

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