American Runner Celebrates Prematurely, Loses Peachtree 10K to British Olympian

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistJuly 4, 2015


At the Peachtree 10K race in Atlanta on Saturday, Ben Payne learned that premature celebrations could lead to undesirable results.

As the American was inches from victory, he began to celebrate, giving British Olympian Scott Overall just enough time to lunge ahead for the win:

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The exciting finish of the #ajcprr! Live coverage: http://t.co/Q8Pwt1uyk7 https://t.co/lNc3gmKTVm

Scott Overall @scottoverall

Pleased to take the win today at the Peach tree 10km. Always run through the line! #Peachy http://t.co/HBRozJKSvv

Such a tough break for Payne, who definitely broke the hearts of the Fourth of July-themed people holding the finish line.



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