While confidence is a great quality to have, it is important to not let it turn into overconfidence at any point.
Have you ever faced someone who believed themselves to be better than you at something, solely because of your gender? Something similar happened to a female D1 track star when a man asked to race with her, only to lose hilariously. The video of the same was posted by the D1 track star Alahna Sabbakhan—who goes by @lahnazak on TikTok—and is becoming increasingly popular with people.
Sabbakhan begins the video by introducing herself as a D1 track star. During one of her practice sessions, her boyfriend's male friend asked her to race him for 400 meters for no real reason except that he believed no woman could ever beat him in a race. She points out a vital aspect here: the man does not run, let alone exercise. Yet, he challenged Sabbakhan based on her gender. She agreed to race him solely because she was already doing a 400-meter workout that day and was like, "Sure, join." Even her caption stated, "Just to clarify, I did not want to race this man. I was already at the track with my boyfriend doing a workout and he came to join."
However, what happened next was quite weird. Sabbakhan said, "He ended up bringing both his parents, his family, his friends." To that, Sabbakhan wondered what was this weirdness she got herself into. However, she decided to play along and race him nevertheless. The race began and she maintained her speed to stay together with the man for the first 200 meters. She said, "I stayed with him. I'm not exerting myself for no reason. I have nothing to prove here." She further added that if someone, the boyfriend's friend in this case, was crazy enough to challenge a 400-800 athlete to a 400-meter race, she wasn't going to correct them.
Till 200 meters, Sabbakhan stayed with the man. However, she was ready to finish strong beyond that. The man, on the other hand, was holding on to a strong. Since, he was someone who didn't run at all, this lack of fitness started to hit him like crazy after running the first 200 meters. She said, "I was like, okay, let me just go now," as she decided to go ahead and finish strong like she always did.
As she kept moving forward and saw that the gap between her and the man kept widening, she knew she was only moments away from winning. However, this was barely a race to her. For her, this was one of her reps for her 400-meter workout. She also mentions how while she's only doing her workout, the man who challenged her to a race was pushed so hard that he probably felt some lactic. She ended her video on a high and super cool note, saying she ran the whole 400-meter race in 57 seconds, which she believed was "pretty good for practice."
Her video has gone viral, garnering nearly 11M views. Moreover, people have a lot to say about the whole ordeal in the comment section. @loka_motion94 spoke about the cameraman and said, "We need the cameraman that was running with them. He seems more committed." @d0pebby said, "I just know he thought he had it in the bag when you were keeping pace with him." @sophiedoodle said, "It is funny that some people have such high regard for themselves that is based on nothing. I had the same experience with a non-swimmer once."
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