Ben Payne was a just few feet from crossing the finish line to win the 2015 AJC Peachtree men’s open 10k Saturday in Atlanta, but ended up losing in a photo finish to British Olympian Scott Overall.
The worst part was how the American lost it.
Overall, who ran the marathon in the London Olympics, charged down the final stretch and passed Payne just before crossing the line as Payne began a premature celebration.
Both men thought they had won the race, but hours after they crossed the line, organizers declared Overall to be the Fourth of July winner.
Good thing Payne wasn't George Washington or we'd all be speaking with British accents right now.