Marathon runner tasered by police

I should have mentioned he was naked……

This week a lot of people around the world seem to have been getting back to original Olympic spirit by competing at sports events completely naked. The Nude Olympics have been taking place in Australia, while one marathon runner in Cincinnati decided to attempt the Flying Pig marathon without the aid of clothes.

But just because the Ancient Greeks felt it was best to do your sporting activity in the buff doesn’t mean the Cincinnati Police Department will agree.

Brett S. Henderson found this out the hard way when he was shot with a taser stun gun during the race.

The 35-year-old from St. Paris, Ohio, was not officially entered in the race, but joined in regardless. Police claim he ignored their commands to stop. So they tasered him and charged him with public indecency and obstructing official business.

Henderson’s mother, Lee, said he had borrowed a pair of running shorts from his father, but they kept slipping down as he ran. He continued the run without shorts because he was so determined to finish the race, she said.

And Henderson himself claims he had tried a couple of wardrobe arrangements to avoid the nudity, including trying to tie a tank top around his waist.

He added: “It was too short to be a belt … all the other runners were supportive and kept encouraging me to continue, so I was running naked. It was cold and rainy, so I wasn’t exactly proud of what I was showing.”

Henderson also claimed he had ran a marathon in San Francisco where naked competitors had been encouraged.

Content taken from Olympics Blog

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