A professional runner’s third leg did little to help him win a marathon in Slovakia over the weekend, but it was caught on live TV.
Jozef Urban, 31, was nearing the final stretch of the Kosice Peace Marathon on Sunday when his running shorts failed him — leaving his penis fully exposed and vigorously bouncing around in front of cheering fans, in a viral video.
But the unexpected finish also marked a personal best for Urban, cutting 27 seconds off his previous record time, according to the Association of Road Racing Statisticians. He wrapped a 10th-place finish with a time of 2:21:51.
It’s unclear if Urban knew that he was exposing himself as he finished the marathon, passing other runners and race officials along the way. Urban slapped the hand of one encouraging fan as he neared the end of the race and then doubled over once across the line, as if unaware of his fleshy finish.
You can see a few astonished expressions, a handful of laughs, but mainly, people celebrated a fine 26 miles, balls and all.
The Košice Peace Marathon, held in eastern Slovakia, is the oldest 42K in Europe.
Video of the incident has accumulated nearly 400,000 views on YouTube.