It happens

June 17, 2012

This article—on the prevalence of uncontrolled bowel movements among elite athletes—is one of the most entertaining I’ve read in a long while, if only because of the amazing, and seemingly endless euphemisms used for “shitting your pants.” For example:

Radcliffe had been losing time for several miles because of gastrointestinal disturbances – the kind that, according to one study, affect 83 percent of marathoners and that are usually preceded by gaseous outbursts that runners call walkie-talkies.

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