- Posted October 20, 2013 by
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Life in China
Beijing marathon：pee and run
the limited number of toilets,many players chose to pee on the street during the running.More than 30,000 people participated running this year,started from Tiananmen square to the Olympic Park with the possible dangerous to inhale polluted air.The race was first held in 1981 and has been held every year since.
"I was suprised so many people are running marathon today.Obiviously,the oragniser didn't prepare enough toilets,but peeing in public is also a fun exprencise."Zhouyuan,a amateur running player said,"When the first one began it,then the others followed."
I asked a volunteer of the official organisation,"why the toilets are so limited?"
"In the official guides,one advise is drink little water before running."said by the volunteer.
Chenzhe,a friend of mine who ran the half marathon told me"I was ashamed with that guys,they make the street smelly.I took pitures of what they did, and shared it on Weibo-a twitter like scocial networks."
Tadese Tola,a Ethiopia broke the event record set 27 years ago to win the men's race before the city's sanitation department began to clean the peed streets.