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Very Portable Toilets at Opening Ceremonies

U.S. distance runner Matt Tegenkamp blogged about how U.S. runners handled the problem of, uh, having to go during the Opening Ceremonies four years ago at the 2004 Summer Games. Enjoy this excerpt, and see the link to Tegenkamp's blog below!
"Funny little story: [U.S. runner] Dathan Ritzenhein did the opening ceremonies in Athens, so he knew once you are out on the field you can't leave. That means no bathroom breaks unless you have a bottle handy or what Ritz brought--a rubber bag that you could pee into, and the pee would turn into a gel. Kudos to him for thinking ahead, and it came in handy for a bunch of the guys. (He had multiple bags.) The funniest of them all was when Abdi [Abdirahman] got us to form a wall, and he seriously went for about three minutes. When he was done the bag looked like it was going to burst--it was crazy how much came out. I wish I could put up a picture, but it is not allowed."

By Amy Shipley  |  August 14, 2008; 12:08 AM ET
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