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Christine Luff

Man Arrested for Running Naked in Marathon

By May 2, 2011

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I've been to a lot of marathons and I thought I had seen it all until I read today about a man who ran naked in the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati. The au naturel runner, Brett Henderson, was arrested and charged with public indecency and obstructing official business. Officials say that Henderson was running naked in the race and refused to stop when police told him to exit the course, so officers stopped him with a Taser.

What was going through this guy's head? Was he taking extreme measures to avoid chafing? Did he think he could outrun the police because he didn't have clothes weighing him down? Did he assume no one would be able to identify him because he wasn't wearing a race bib? (he obviously had nowhere to pin it!)

No, according to reports, Henderson's mother said that he didn't intentionally run in the nude. He had borrowed a pair of running shorts from his father, but they kept slipping down as he ran. His mom said he kept running without shorts because he was determined to complete the race he had trained for. So I guess he's either the world's dumbest or most determined marathon runner.

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May 4, 2011 at 2:09 pm
(1) Dharma Bum says:

The government shouldn’t be legislating what runners should or shouldn’t wear and certainly should have let him finish at least.

Regarding unreasonable laws and execution of the same; just say no. I hope the guy is ok and sues for assult – what ever else he can.

June 29, 2012 at 1:28 am
(2) Cat says:

I live in Toronto, and find it HALERIOUS* that here in toronto there is a day dedicated to smoking pot (Freely and Openly)… But this guy gets tasered* for funning naked? LMAO I’ve not yet become a nudest or anything but; Indeed I think ( child or adult) smoking pot might do more damage then running naked (as well seeing someone naked (regardless of taste lol)).

June 29, 2012 at 1:34 am
(3) Cat says:

Running* (though Intrinsicly* I’m sure funning might work lol)

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