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College Athlete Wins 400m Hurdles With Amazing Superman Dive

By - 16th May 2019

Are you willing to give everything possible in order to win? How far would you go? One college athlete knew he had to pull out all the stops in order to win, and he did just that.

Infinite Tucker (yes, that’s his real name) was competing at the 2019 SEC Track and Field Championships in America. He was running for Texas A&M University and wasn’t going to settle for second place.

college athlete superman dive

Last year at the same tournament, he had come second, and it evidently spurred him on to do better this year. Tucker was running well but was just in second place after the last hurdle. The sprint finish was neck and neck, but he knew his competitor well.

The man running at his side, fighting him for first place, was his teammate Robert Grant. Grant also represented A&M University, and it’s clear the pair knew each other well.

Tucker knew that his opponent would finish strongly after all their training together, so had to give everything to win. He eventually decided to leap forwards, head first over the finish line to try to win the race.

college athlete superman dive

We hope the landing didn’t hurt too much. The superman dive was spectacular, but college athlete Infinite Tucker only talked about his team.

“Honestly, I’m glad I got the win and competed against the best.

“Me and my teammates all worked hard for this and I came out with the win. I’m happy and thankful for that. The mindset was to score as many points as possible, we wanted to go 1-2-3-4. It really didn’t matter which one of us won first place, we knew if we gave it our all we would be happy with each other.”

 

college athlete superman dive

We hope the landing didn’t hurt too much. He maintains that he only jumped to give his mom a hug at the end of the race, but it’s handy that it also clinched him first place.

Tucker stole first place with his impressive if unorthodox, dive. Have you ever seen such a “super” end to a race? Let us know in the comments, and share this video with your family and friends! You can check out similar stories on Happiest.