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Michelle Jenneke Rain GIF: Australian Hurdler Warms Up Before Race, Goes Viral Again

10/02/2012 06:00 pm ET | Updated Oct 03, 2012

Autumn showers got you down? Fret not. Reddit has a cure for that: Michelle Jenneke doing her warm-up dance in the rain.

Jenneke, a 19-year-old Australian hurdler, vaulted to international fame this summer when video of her pre-race routine at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics in Barcelona went viral. The teen came in fifth place in the finals.

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Earlier this year, the Australian media called the athlete's warm-up "sexy" and claimed that she's "set hearts ablaze."

"Fans are confident this is only the beginning, and expect to see the [Jenneke] wiggling -- and racing -- at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016," Sky News reported at the time.

The video also spawned several parodies, including one in which a "creeper" was digitally added to the footage.

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