"Poop Man" Marathon Runner Speaks

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  1. EndOfLine

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    Years after Swedish distance runner Mikael Ekvall crapped his shorts in the midst of a half-marathon, his photo still shows up on Facebook. You might've seen it with a "fail" caption or a demotivational poster—played-out viral image formats that were de rigueur at the time—or in any number of "world's most embarrassing photos" compilations. Clearly, people still haven't gotten over Ekvall's uncomfortable grimace and the liquified shit trickling down his legs.

    Micke Ekvall seems to have gotten over it, though. The runner who was once saddled with the nickname "bajsmannen ("poop man") finished that 2008 race, the Göteborg half-marathon, in 21st place. In a post-race interview, a reporter asked him, "Did you ever consider stopping to clean off?"

    "No, I'd lose time," he explained, "If you quit once, it's easy to do it again and again and again. It becomes a habit."

    "Despite the enormous problems with stomach cramps that lasted between two and 12 kilometers, Micke completed his goal," Swedish site Jesper.nu reported, "He did fine with [a time of] 1:09:43 and came in a creditable 21st. This is despite the misery! Imagine what he could accomplish without a bad stomach."

    The poop man, now 25 years old, has accomplished quite a bit since then. He ran the same racethe following year, placing 9th. He went on to set a Swedish national record at the Copenhagen half-marathon in 2014, and represented Sweden at the European Athletic Championships.

    Ekvall's story is truly an inspirational one: Never quit. If you can live down running around in public with your own feces streaming off your bare legs, you can live down practically anything. Either that or never, ever, leave the house, because anything you do could go horribly wrong and everyone is looking at you.

    Whatever. It's up to each of us to receive the poop man's wisdom in our own way.

    http://newsfeed.gawker.com/what-happened-to-the-runner-who-shit-himself-during-a-h-1681442684


    Bonus: Paula Radcliffe London Marathon 2005 Squirts Diarrhea and Wins



    The British distance runner and Nike spokesperson was four miles from winning the 2005 London Marathon when she stopped suddenly and darted to the side of the course. Radcliffe had been losing time for several miles because of gastrointestinal disturbances—the kind that, according to one study, affect 83% of marathoners and that are usually preceded by gaseous outbursts that runners call walkie-talkies.

    Radcliffe's solution? She simply placed one hand on a metal crowd barricade for balance, used the other to curtain her shorts to the side and perched, precariously, over her shoes. Then, as they say in England, she proceeded to "have a poo" right there on the street and in broad daylight, within two feet of a startled spectator. "I didn't really want to resort to that in front of hundreds of thousands of people," she says, unfazed. "But when I'm racing, I'm totally focused on winning the race and running as fast as possible. I thought, I just need to go and I'll be fine."
     
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    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I

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    Shit happens
     
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    The Kenyans shit themselves all the time

    Nobody bats an eye
     
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    If you're in 22nd place do you speed up and try and pass him or slow down to not get too close?
     
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    I knew a running freak. He ran a mini marathon and shit his pants. It was gross. I don't think that image will ever fully leave my mind..
     
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    I remember Robin Quivers story of shitting her pants while jogging, it was funny then and it was funny now.
     
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    I believe I've made a strategic error by clicking on this thread.

    It's not as if the thread title doesn't give ample warning.

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    He should have stopped for bagels
     
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    This thread isn't nearly as disgusting as the 'Ronnie HCOTW' thread. :jj:
     
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    I knew a long distance runner who had no problem pissing himself mid-run. The way I remember him describing it, it seemed as though it was a normal thing to do.
     
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    Do a full, complete evacuation before the run.
     
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    "There was a lot of doody, Robin. When I take a doody I make sure to get out all the remnants - all the brown."
     
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    This thread is :sdance:.
     
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    Howard related because his show has crapped out but he won't stop either.
     
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    You left out one little detail on how she cleaned up :haha:

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    Back in the 90's, I did a bike race hosted at Camp Pendleton Marine Base, about 15 minutes into the ride my bladder started telling me I had to take piss. I pressed on because I didn't want to pull over anywhere, it got worse as time went on I suffered beyond belief because every time your legs go up and down you feel it! I finished eventually and I know my time was down because of my discomfort, but I wasn't about to piss my pants because I still needed to do the long drive back home. :nutpunch:
     
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    shit thread?