Premature Celebration Costs X-Games Motocross Rider Gold [VIDEO]
Meghan Rutledge had a nearly 4-second lead over 2nd place Vicki Golden in the Womens Moto X racing event during the X-Games in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. On the big jump prior to the finish line, Meghan pumped her fist in the air to celebrate, but failed to make the landing, allowing Vicki to make the turn to the checkered flag. The elation on the face of Vicki pales in comparison to the emotional reaction by Meghan.
Our hats go off to Vicki Golden for the victory, and our hearts go out to Meghan, hoping she will take this as a learning experience and not repeat the same mistake again.