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American Runner Lost The World Championship When She Started Celebrating Before Crossing The Finish Line

Just a second of unawareness left Molly Huddle (30) with a huge disappointment for the rest of her life. 

American distance runner Molly had participated in women's 10,000 meters race at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing. As she was about to meet the finish line, she raised both her arms in celebration. At the very moment, another runner Emily Infeld completed the stride, and the Bronze medal went to her instead of Molly. 

'In that last half step, I just let up too much,' Molly said sadly. She told - Emily was right there the whole time with just more momentum. She got that bronze. It's going to take a long time to get over. I just didn't want to mess up on the last lap and I did. I don't know when that chance will come again.'

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American Runner Lost The World Championship When She Started Celebrating Before Crossing The Finish Line

American Runner Lost The World Championship When She Started Celebrating Before Crossing The Finish Line

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Molly Huddle regrets whatever happened.

Molly Huddle regrets whatever happened.

Molly raised her arms as she thought she was going to be in the third place, but her teammate touched the finish line before her feet touched the line.

Molly raised her arms as she thought she was going to be in the third place, but her teammate touched the finish line before her feet touched the line.

It was a heartbreaking incident for her.

It was a heartbreaking incident for her.

She wouldn't have celebrated the stride too soon. Molly regrets this.

She wouldn't have celebrated the stride too soon. Molly regrets this.

In 2014, Molly set the American record in the 5000 meters race. But this time luck didn't favor her.

In 2014, Molly set the American record in the 5000 meters race. But this time luck didn't favor her.

Molly along with Emily Infield and Shalane Flanagan looking at the score board to check the final scores after the race finished.

Molly along with Emily Infield and Shalane Flanagan looking at the score board to check the final scores after the race finished.

Emily Infeld (right) won the bronze medal after Molly Huddle failed to win it.

Emily Infeld (right) won the bronze medal after Molly Huddle failed to win it.

A state of disappointment can clearly be seen on Molly's face.

A state of disappointment can clearly be seen on Molly's face.

Beijing's incident will remain as the most embarrassing moment of life for Molly.

Beijing's incident will remain as the most embarrassing moment of life for Molly.

Infeld had an accidental win in the race. She feels lucky for herself.

Infeld had an accidental win in the race. She feels lucky for herself.

Emily Infeld celebrating the Bronze medal victory.

Emily Infeld celebrating the Bronze medal victory.

At the 2015 Beijing World Championships, Molly missed to earn Bronze due to her minor carelessness and finished fourth.

At the 2015 Beijing World Championships, Molly missed to earn Bronze due to her minor carelessness and finished fourth.

In this 1,000 meters race, Molly Huddle was one of the fastest American runners.

In this 1,000 meters race, Molly Huddle was one of the fastest American runners.

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