So Now You Can’t Use A Catheter In A Marathon?

What is this, Russia? Who else but a man named Jerry Johncock would be entwined in a controversy over using a catheter to help him pee during the Twin Cities Marathon? Race officials may strip him of his win in the men’s 80-84 age division after a “good samaratian” supplied him with a catheter so that he could finish the race.

(He should keep the medal just for inserting that thing)

Apparently in Minnesota there are people who watch the elderly run marathons and just happen to be in possession of spare catheters, which I think is fantastic. You know, if NASCAR allows pit stops, where all manner of tools are used, why not this? Read more…