By Joe Hoft
An Italian runner was winning a race in Colombia when suddenly things fell apart.
It’s important to have the right equipment when performing a job. Sometimes things can come apart if not properly put in place. You always should check the equipment to make sure it is up to the task.
Unfortunately for one Italian runner, he lost all control and as a result lost a race.
In a recent event in Colombia, an Italian runner held the lead until his penis began falling out of his shorts. Unfortunately, this led to some embarrassment and him losing the race and his dignity. News18 reported on the race.
In an unfortunate turn of events, an athlete lost a 400-meter race at the 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships due to a wardrobe malfunction. 18-year-old Alberto Nonino, who hails from Italy, was competing in the 400-meter of decathlon in Cali, Colombia when the incident took place. Alberto Nonino started off extremely well by gaining pace against his competitors, leaving the bystanders under the impression that he might win the race with quite ease. However, after Nonino passed the middle lane, he looked uncomfortable and kept reaching down to hold his crotch a couple of times. At the time, viewers did not know what went wrong, but Nonino’s pace decreased a tad bit, allowing his competitors to overtake him. The athlete, unfortunately, finished last with a time record of 51.57 seconds.
As per LADbible, sports journalist David Sanchez de Castro reported that Alberto Nonino’s penis kept falling out of his shorts. The incident did not allow him to run properly during the race. The 18-year-old athlete did try to tackle the issue but nothing worked in his favour at the moment.
Below is a video of the race.
Mundial de atletismo sub20, Cali (Colombia). Última serie de los 400 metros del decatlón.
El italiano Alberto Nonino (18 años), por la calle cinco, empieza muy bien pero acaba entrando último.
— David Sánchez de Castro (@SanchezdeCastro) August 3, 2022
Poor Alberto lost his dignity and his race once his penis fell out of his shorts. This short race was short-lived but will be long-remembered.