Marathon Runner Deliberately Avoids Kids Running onto Course to Cheer Her On

May 23, 2024

One mom is demonstrating the importance of prioritizing yourself.

In a now-viral TikTok video, which has amassed over 11.7 million views and 26 thousand comments, Luciana Grandi Lourenção is captured sprinting downhill through a marathon finish line.

As the runner approaches her mark, leading the race, a man identified as her husband, per MetroUK, cheers her on from the sidelines with their two children. At one point, her husband encourages the two daughters to run up to their approaching mom and give her a high-five.

However, much to everyone’s surprise, Lourenção deliberately avoids them. Instead, she charges through the finish line, celebrating with cheers of self-encouragement once she crosses. Commenters applauded the mom for sticking to her goal and questioned the dad’s confused reaction to the now-viral moment. People