Speed Walker Experiences “Runner’s Diarrhea,” News Outlets Make Fun Of Him Instead Of Applauding Him For Finishing In 8th Place
World-record holder Yohann Diniz, an Olympic speed walker, was competing in the 50k speed walking event in Rio on Friday when all of a sudden he had a bowel movement due to runner’s diarrhea mid-race.
Runner’s Diarrhea is a condition that often affects distance runners and is characterized by an urgent need for a bowel movement mid-run.
While it is something unexpected and really embarrassing, media outlets were quick to judge the Olympian and even went as far as to publicly ridicule him. However, the media outlets didn’t take into consideration how much courage Diniz had to muster up in order to finish the race. Some people often choose to only look at the negative side of things.
Things like “His shot at a gold medal went down the toilet,” were all over front pages.
We pray for those who feel the need to bully and belittle those who suffer mishaps.
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. – Ephesians 4:29