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Runner face-plants in the mud during finish line fail, becomes glorious meme

Oh dear.
Image: Lukas Schulze/Getty Images for European Athletics

Not many people can say they’ve had the glory of celebrating a European Cross Country Championship win in front of a crowd of cheering people.

Not many people can say they’ve become a meme after face-planting in the mud, either.

Well, Jimmy Gressier can say both. Over the weekend, the runner claimed victory in the men’s under-23, rounding off an epic race off with an attempted knee slide through the mud.

As you can tell from the following video, it didn’t quite go to plan.

Let’s get another angle on that:

It wasn’t long before the moment was well on its way to meme territory.

To be fair, a successful knee slide would have been far less memorable.

H/T Twitter Moments.

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/runner-finish-line-celebration-fail-meme/

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