Australian Runner Michelle Jenneke's Pre-Race Ritual Is Viral Smash
07/19/2012 AT 04:00 PM EDT
With some crafty editing – and just the right soundtrack – Michelle Jenneke's pre-race warm-up ritual has turned the Australian runner into the latest YouTube star.
To loosen up and shake off pre-race jitters, Jenneke smiles as she hops up and down and waves to the crowd at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona last weekend. And as soon as she takes off, she soars past her competitors in the 110-meter hurdles event, winning the heat.
Now, fans of Jenneke's moves have slowed down the footage and added a catchy tune, making the 110-meter race go viral in a video that's being passed along on multiple sites and has been viewed on YouTube more than 30,000 times.
While Jenneke won't be competing at the London Olympics, this video deserves a medal.