Ethiopia’s Hagos Gebrhiwet suffered an incredible mishap when he celebrated victory a lap too soon in the Diamond League 5,000m in Lausanne on Friday night.
He ended up in 10th place.
As the bell went to signal the final 400m, the Ethiopian was already easing up, raising his fists in celebration at what he thought was a comfortable victory.
But as his rivals continued at full tilt around the track, he suddenly realized that the race was not won, and struggled to rejoin the pack.
Hagos Gebrhiwet miscounts laps in Diamond League 5000m in Lausanne. He sprints to the finish line, celebrates as bell rings signaling one lap to go. Re-enters the race and finishes 10th. pic.twitter.com/MWDy8tcoIo
— Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) July 5, 2019
Unfortunately for him he failed to pick up the pace and straggled a distance 10th as the race was won by fellow countryman Yomif Kejelcha.
It’s never over til it’s over.
What an epic fail.
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