Unusual Circumstances: Runner Unexpectedly Loses Gold Medal and Valuable Prize
Ethiopian runner Senberry Teferi missed out on a first-place finish in the 10-kilometer Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta held annually in the US state of Georgia.
Sinbury Teferi ran to the finish line in first place, but took a wrong turn in the last meters, which cost her the gold medal and the main cash prize for the race.
During the women’s elite division of the Peachtree Road Race, a 10-kilometer race held annually in Atlanta on July 4, one runner took a wrong turn shortly before the finish line, costing her the win. pic.twitter.com/kRiFGbeeEd
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The winner of the race receives a cash prize of $10,000, second place $5,000, and third place $3,000.
Nearly 50,000 people take part in the “Peach Tree Road Race”, which is being held for the 54th time in its history.