BGP looking glass

I did a traceroute on an IP public address through the Sprintlink looking glass ( and at the end I saw my IP address listed 3 times (see below). What does it mean?

8 ( [AS 1785] [MPLS: Label 16002 Exp 0] 72 msec 72 msec 84 msec
9 ( [AS 1785] 68 msec 68 msec 68 msec
10 ( [AS 1785] 72 msec 68 msec 72 msec
11 my_public_ip_address [my_AS] 68 msec 68 msec 72 msec
12 my_public_ip_address [my_AS] 68 msec 68 msec 72 msec
13 my_public_ip_address [my_AS] 68 msec 68 msec 72 msec
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btanConnect With a Mentor Exec ConsultantCommented:
suspecting loops -e.g. routing loop indicated such that one or more routers being repeated several times within the traceroute. This discussion may be of interest

Another but having the repeated interleaved which make is more probably looping issue and confirmed with ping seeing error message will show “TTL expired in transit”.
biggynetAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the links. I will take a look at them. I am trying to understand if it is really a loop because the same ip address repeated itself 3 times through the traceroute.
btanExec ConsultantCommented:
But eventually the result should be successful in completing the traceroute else there  would be some faults along the way
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