Runner Stops Mid-Marathon to Poop on Stranger’s Lawn, Gets Caught on Home Security Camera
Your lawn needs some fertilizers but the kind of fertilizer makes all the difference. Here is a fertilizing tip you shouldn't use. According to INSIDER reports, in a doorbell video dated April 17, 2023, an unidentified Boston Marathon runner appears to have been caught pooping on a stranger's lawn during the race. The video shows the runner squatting in the corner of the yard as bystanders cheer and runners race by on the street. At one point, a man appears to have an awkward exchange with the squatting runner as he walks into the yard while he was pooping. The runner eventually stands up, pulls up their shorts and walks back through the trees to rejoin the race.
The video, which was originally posted to a Boston subreddit by someone claiming to be the homeowner has since been removed by moderators but reuploaded to Twitter. In the online exchanges, the original poster did not appear sympathetic. "I have no idea how it can be defended lol," they wrote on the Boston subreddit. "I will be filing a report with the BAA," referring to the Boston Athletic Association. "Can we label this as a shitpost?" joked u/IamUnamused. "The consensus is that serious competitors shit themselves. She could have used the provided porta potties but chose a own because she is not a serious runner," commented u/ohhgrrl. "Gather up the turds and meet her with it at the finish line," suggested u/Richper413. "Think about running another dozen miles with dookie in your cheeks. That's punishment enough," defended u/jpit55.
Since being uploaded on Twitter, the video has been viewed more than 275,700 times. The runner was well-defended by some people. "That sucks but all that nerves and caffeine and stuff they probably take, he's human after all lol," wrote @NDynasty15. "Pre-workout drink and bcaa's before the run finally kicked in. I know how this feels," empathized @EL_D05. Others mentioned runner's diarrhea, a common and well-documented side effect of long-distance running. "I feel for the guy. Too bad he didn't have a poop bag with him because I feel bad for the residents as well. Runner's diarrhea is real. There is no holding it til the next porta-potty!" commented @linda_lehto. "To you folks who are concerned about the mess that's been created, a minute or two with a garden hose will make quick work of that poop and fertilize your lawn at the same time," added @oldesalt. On the other side of the debate, @guktah concluded, "It is disgusting by principle that you should clean someone else's shit just because they burdened you with it. Someone can throw an empty lays packet into your yard and it wouldn't take much to throw it in the trash. But does that excuse the behavior?"
Boston marathon runner pooped in someone’s yard today 🤣💩 pic.twitter.com/Jtn6fxNQ2f— Babz (@BabzOnTheMic) April 17, 2023
To alleviate errant peeing and pooping, marathon organizers have added extra toilets along the race route, placing them at every water and medical station as well as sporadically throughout the course. Organizers have pleaded with runners to use the facilities and to "respect the communities through which the Boston Marathon runs." On April 17, 2023, more than 30,000 people participated in the Boston Marathon, one of the world's most prestigious races. Evan Chebet (2:05:54) and Hellen Obiri (2:21:38), both from Kenya, were the fastest participants this year. Chebet, who recently won the New York City marathon in November 2022, ran the course in the third-fastest time in its history.