Yohann Diniz Collapsed During 50km Race Walk, Allowed to Continue Despite "stomach problems"

France's Yohann Diniz competes in the Men's 50km Race Walk during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Pontal in Rio de Janeiro on August 19, 2016.   / AFP / Jewel SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Yohann Diniz Collapsed During 50km Race Walk, Allowed to Continue Despite "stomach problems"

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Yohann Diniz Collapsed During 50km Race Walk, Allowed to Continue Despite "stomach problems"

Yohann Diniz captured the imagination of the Olympic-viewing public when he appeared to soil his shorts during the 50km race walk on Friday morning. That was just the beginning of the issues for Diniz who walked his way to a huge lead before stopping more than two hours into the race. Diniz spent a good portion of the race with wet sponges down the back of his shorts.

About 20 minutes later, he just collapsed to the ground. Officials rushed to his aid, but he got up, stumbled around and continued the race. Everything about this screams danger, but hopefully Diniz can finish the race safely, clean up, and re-hydrate.

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