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.


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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