She Wins Her First Gold And Is Denied A Victory Lap. Her Reaction Is Going Viral

March 6, 2017

When you win a gold medal in track and field, you get to run a victory lap. Those are the rules. Those have always been the rules.

But for some reason, after winning the 1,500 meter finals at the European Indoor Athletics Championships on Saturday, Scotland's Laura Muir was prevented from participating in her celebration.

"I thought, 'It's my first medal. I'm not going to lose out on my lap of honor. I’m going.' … I didn't really say anything. I just thought, at the end of the day, she won't be able to catch me."

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