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Molly Huddle of the United States (C) and Belaynesh Oljira of Ethiopia (R) compete in the Women's 10000 metres final during day three of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 24, 2015 in Beijing, China.
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Raising your arms in victory while crossing the finish line looks like a pretty satisfying way to celebrate a big win—but sometimes, runners jump the gun.

Such was the case for Molly Huddle, who looked certain to win third place in the 10,000-meter race at the World Athletics Championships on Monday in Beijing, but as slow-motion footage of the event reveals all too painfully, the American lifted her arms to celebrate a moment too soon, slowing her down in the final paces and allowing her teammate Emily Infeld to edge her out for Bronze.

“It’s painful to watch,” Huddle told Universal Sports, saying that Infeld “had this once-in-a-lifetime moment. I feel like it kind of slipped through my fingers.”

[NBC Sports]

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