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The race took place at the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Track & Field Championships where Infinite Tucker (yes that’s his real name) became Texas A&M’s newest champion.
Tucker was neck and neck with his own college teammate Robert Grant in a race to win the SEC title.
And the youngster pipped his pal to the line by making a Superman-like leap that propelled him to victory — avenging his second-place finish in the same event two years ago.
Tucker revealed his inspiration came from seeing his mother at the finish line.
He told ESPN: “I closed my eyes over hurdle 10. I opened it, saw my ma at the finish, and I jumped to give her a hug.
“I just gave it my all and I felt like diving to the finish was me using my whole body. I just gave it my all that race.”
Teammate Grant was clearly not impressed, though.
Smiling, he told ESPN: “If I say what I thought on this camera, microphone right now, Coach (Pat) Henry would kick me off the team.”
Watch the video below.
Infinite Tucker would not be denied his gold medal pic.twitter.com/a7LttDxMrd
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 12, 2019
Fans on social media went wild for the audacious dive as Tucker went viral.
I wish I was as dedicated to anything as Infinite Tucker is to crossing the finish line first. pic.twitter.com/DgEoPvJwHZ
— Clara Goodwin (@5NEWSClara) May 12, 2019
When Miller-Uibo “dove” (fell) to beat Felix a couple years back, I was on the radio for an hour or so explaining to people why diving is likely not a good finishing tactic. Thankfully Infinite Tucker wasn’t listening. #bestnameever pic.twitter.com/JR0VhZyBq3
— Jason Kerr (@kerrjason) May 12, 2019
Yes, this dive at the finish is awesome, but so is the name of the guy who did it: Infinite Tucker.
INFINITE TUCKER. pic.twitter.com/swjJRo58kF
— Jonathan Gault (@jgault13) May 12, 2019
1. Just look how far out he launches the dive.
2. The face plant at the end. What a face plant.
3. His name is Infinite Tucker. His actual name. pic.twitter.com/lsCw7Qj2Pi
— Ben Bloom (@benbloomsport) May 12, 2019
Infinite Tucker literally diving for the WIN 😱🤣😂🤣😂🥇
49.38 to win the men's 400mHurdles final #SECTF
THAT'S HOW YOU FINISH A RACE!!!!!!pic.twitter.com/tmgylZofg5
— 🇯 🇺 🇸 🇹 🇸🇵🇴🇷🇹🇸 (@JustSportsTweet) May 12, 2019