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Naked ambition: Nude marathon runner tasered, banned for life

Because being stopped by police with stun guns just wasn’t sufficient punishment.

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Image: DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press/Press Association Images

AN OHIO MAN has been given a lifetime ban from Cincinnati’s famous Flying Pig Marathon after he tried to run the race naked.

Thirty-six-year-old Brett Henderson grabbed the authorities’ attention during the race in May when they saw that he was not wearing any clothes.

Police told the Hamilton County Municipal Court this week that they were forced to deter Henderson using a stun gun after he ignored their initial requests to stop.

As well as a year’s probation and 80 hours of community service, the court also banned Henderson from ever competing in the race again after he pled guilty to disorderly conduct and public indecency.

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