“Naked” marathon runners hit the streets in Pyeongchang
PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA (WOLO) – Marathon runners hit the streets in Pyeongchang, South Korea this weekend for a difference kind of race.
Organizers call the annual event the “Naked Marathon” though participants run it with their shirts off. This year’s race happened to coincide with the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
The biggest obstacle was the 22 degree air temperature, which felt like five degrees once the wind chill was considered.
Participants were allowed to wear gloves and beanies, but the 60 U.S. Army soldiers who ran the race were disqualified from medal consideration because they were ordered to wear shirts, CNN reported.