Anytime I get more than six hours of sleep I want to take a victory lap, so this runner deserved her moment in the sun.
Winning a race isn’t easy. Just ask the dude who was prevented from winning a race thanks to an elastic pole vault. Or ask the race walker who chose to poop his pants rather than stop speed walking. So of course, when 23-year-old Scottish runner Laura Muir not only won a race at the European Indoor Athletics Championships, but broke a 32-year-old European Indoor Championship record in the 1,500-meter race, she was pretty damn happy. Muir was so damn happy she wanted to take a victory lap.
But one race official tried with all her might to stop Muir from doing that, simply because they were behind schedule.
Well, that wasn’t Muir’s problem, so take a look at what occurred.
Attempts To Stop Scottish Runner From Taking Victory Lap Fail In Perfect Video
Here’s what Muir had to say after her victory lap.
“I had to fight for that didn’t I? They said: “We don’t have time.” I thought, “It’s my first medal. I’m not going to lose out on my lap of honor. I’m going.” Andy, my coach, was saying: “Do it,” so I got there in the end. I couldn’t really believe what she was saying. But I thought, “At the end of the day, she won’t be able to catch me.”
“She won’t be able to catch me.” What a boss.
Enjoy that gold medal, Muir.