Usain Bolt? Who’s that? We got a new star on the track and his name is Infinite Tucker!
During the 400m hurdle final at the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Track and Field Championship, Texas A&M athlete Tucker decided to take a leap of faith. Literally.
The 19-year-old was neck to neck with fellow athlete Robert Grant in the last few meters of the race. Clearly, he wasn’t afraid of going the distance – just needed to fly high and dive like Superman.
‘Put your body on the line’ has a whole new (and literal) meaning, thanks to Infinite Tucker. When the video was uploaded on the Internet, it became an instant hit. Social media had a field day funny reactions to the video and memes inspired by the incident. The viral sensation proved that he can go to any extreme limit to win, even cop a painful faceplant in the process.
After the race, he revealed what inspired him to take the ‘Superman jump’ towards his way to victory: “I closed my eyes over hurdle 10. I opened it, saw my ma at the finish, and I jumped to give her a hug.” he told ESPN. “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.”
Coming second, Robert Grant was clearly not happy with how the race eventually panned out. “If I say what I thought on this camera, microphone right now, Coach (Pat) Henry would kick me off the team,” he said after the race.