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Never put all your eggs in one basket. Never count your chickens before they hatch. And never celebrate too early.

You may regret it.

And that’s exactly what happened to Oregon runner Tanguy Pepiot when he thought he won the 3,000 meter steeplechase over the weekend. Sure, he was ahead. Sure, you could see the satisfaction of a win all over the athlete’s face. But then…this happened:

Are you laughing yet?

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Don’t feel bad, this is the best lesson on the internet today. For Pepiot, wait until you’ve accomplished your goal before you start to party. And for winner Meron Simon, you never know when a win is right around the corner.

There’s a happy ending after all. See the entire video above.


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