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(Tennessean)   Crazy events at marathons, including shootout between naked man and police   ( divider line
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6047 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Apr 2003 at 2:58 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-04-24 02:59:17 PM  
Weird indeed.
2003-04-24 03:00:28 PM  
Almost makes me wanna get into running again, just to see this stuff. Almost.
2003-04-24 03:00:56 PM  
Running for fun...hmmmm...the only time I run is when I steal something.
2003-04-24 03:01:15 PM  
2003-04-24 03:01:22 PM  
It must be "Crazy Naked Guy" day on Fark.
2003-04-24 03:02:36 PM  
On second thought,
When ISN'T it "Crazy Naked Guy" day on Fark?

In a weird way... Even cooler.
2003-04-24 03:04:38 PM  
Some people watch NASCAR for the wrecks.
I watch marathons for the loose bowels.
2003-04-24 03:07:11 PM  
I watch marathons for the loose bowels.

Is it a common occurence for runners to piss/sht themselves?
2003-04-24 03:07:24 PM  
There is a robbery like twice a week at the Marathon down the street from me.
2003-04-24 03:08:06 PM  
I never get gas there.
2003-04-24 03:08:08 PM  
While working in DC, I went to the office early Sunday morning. As I stepped on to the train there were all these skinny freaks wrapped in some alien type silver material. Someone told me they had just finished a marathon. I think they were aliens.
2003-04-24 03:12:46 PM  
zzzzzzzz-sck bop!
2003-04-24 03:13:46 PM  
Savian it's called the runners trots. I haven't seen anyone soil themselves...but you learn pretty early running to make sure you clear everything possible from the pipes, so to speak.
2003-04-24 03:15:10 PM  
Well . . . yeah, Sidi. Who wants to carry the extra weight for 26 miles?
2003-04-24 03:17:32 PM  
The weight isn't something you want...but it's nowhere near as bad as what can happen if you have a full stomach or instestine bouncing around.

It tends to upset your digestive system. Which is a bit of a distraction.
2003-04-24 03:19:59 PM  
Tennessee: Great wildlife! (The animals with four legs are pretty cool, too!)
2003-04-24 03:20:22 PM  
Two words: Uda Pippig. The woman who shiat herself in the Boston marathon a few years back. She had the runs all over her shorts and socks et al. Nasty. Can't believe I remembered that name.
2003-04-24 03:20:59 PM  
The incident was minor compared to last year's drama that ended with a shootout between a naked man and local police.

I'm guessing it wasn't a concealed weapon.

2003-04-24 03:22:12 PM  
Uggh. Make chafing seam pleasant by comparison.
2003-04-24 03:23:46 PM  
I'd like to see a marathoner load up on beer, burritos, and hard boiled egss just prior to running. Then, at the finish, he could flick a bic and let go blowing across the finish line in a blaze of flaming, shiat-spraying glory.
2003-04-24 03:24:29 PM  
Woot! I'll be running that marathon Saturday morning!
2003-04-24 03:29:26 PM  
DangerMouse Best of luck to you with the race. I dropped out running right after college. Part of me wishes I would take it up again and part of me is glad it's gone. Either way....make that 26 miles count! Remember, lower your arms, nice even strides!! I'll be cheering for you!
2003-04-24 03:29:44 PM  
a wheelchair athlete in the 2000 Boston event was disqualified after admitting that she was able-bodied

So if you're not confined to a wheel chair then you can't compete in the wheelchair event? Why not? They let "physically challenged" people participate in the normal race, why can't non-"physically challenged" people compete with wheelchairs?
2003-04-24 03:31:24 PM  
Another ailment to watch out for is poor pin placement for the number on your shirt. 1st timers tend to pin then numbers close to the nipples. While running the pins chaffe the nips and they bleed.
2003-04-24 03:31:26 PM  
It seems that everyone, everywhere are groping for that elusive 15 minutes of fame. Even at Marathons. Isnt anything sacred anymore?
2003-04-24 03:35:36 PM  
RoguePixie I know the feeling, I dropped the running soon into college. I only picked it up again a few years ago. I should correct myself, I'm only running the half-marathon this year (but I have done a few fulls in the past).

Half/Marathon running is a great rush and it's never too late to get back into it. Thanks for the advice! Unfortunately, I'm too slow to race anyone other than myself. :-)
2003-04-24 03:41:09 PM  
DangerMouse you'll have to post your results. Good luck, which race are you doing Vermont City?

MandM: I use those round band aids over my nipples. 26.2 miles of sweat can cause bleading. Pin your number to your shorts so if you get hot you can take your shirt off.
2003-04-24 03:41:43 PM  
Another disgrace to the sport was when a wheelchair athlete in the 2000 Boston event was disqualified after admitting that she was able-bodied. Suspicions were raised when someone noticed her walking around before the start of the race.

When I was in high school, I convinced my classmates that I was going to be in the Boston Marathon - in the wheelchair division (this was around 1985 or so). The thing that convinced them most, however, was on race day when one of the wheelchair competitors wiped out right near the starting line, and took about half the field with him. I couldn't have planned it better myself.
2003-04-24 03:42:01 PM  
I'd like to see a marathoner load up on beer, burritos, and hard boiled egss just prior to running. Then, at the finish, he could flick a bic and let go blowing across the finish line in a blaze of flaming, shiat-spraying glory

Kind of takes the idea of the fat, pie eating, kid in Stand by Me to a new level.
2003-04-24 03:45:42 PM  
Thanks Cheron I'm running the Country Music 1/2 Marathon the same linked to in this fark article.

2003-04-24 03:48:32 PM  
And in typical TN style, Elvis Presley is pacing at the 4:45 time.
2003-04-24 03:50:02 PM  
marathon runners are pussies, the human body isnt made to do this, i want to beat up those that run marathons, they suck anemic balls
2003-04-24 04:02:31 PM  
While in the Army, I had the "privilege" *cough cough* of going to South Korea for the Expert Field Medical Badge, which is one of those super-soldier things like Airborne, Air Assault, etc. I won't go into all the skills, testing, and stuff that we had to do, but the finale was a 12-mile march in full gear, with M-16, ruck, and boots, that had to be completed under three hours. 75% of the course was uphill, and in mud, and to complete in less than three hours, you shuffle-jogged. I completed it in two hours and thirteen minutes. That night, as I removed my socks, the bottoms of my feet peeled off with them, and I wrung the blood out of my socks in the sink. The boots went in the dumpster. Anyone who runs 26 miles has my respect, but I still think they're farking crazy.
2003-04-24 04:22:34 PM  
Gunhead, I agree it takes a bit of insanity to run this far. I salute your march and your service to our country. Your ordeal was certainly far removed from the coolmax clothing, high tech shoes, Body Glide, and energy gel "comforts" of today's marathoners.
2003-04-24 04:40:33 PM  
i got the explosive runners trots once while i was on a lunchtime run...i had been sick and just went out for an easy six miles...about half way through it hit me, in all its glory...i had to walk back into my office building with the shiat all down my legs...leaving nice footprints behind me..

it was terrible!!

now if i feel in the least bit 'poopy' i wait until all is clear before i run
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