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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:05 PM
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The Darker Side of the Boston Marathon - some runners are nas-ty!
"We're also communicating this information in advance to the athletes, so that they know where the portable toilets are, and that we don't condone those acts (of going to the bathroom in public)."

Despite the use of 460 portable toilets last year, residents complained that runners urinated, defecated, changed tampons and rubbed their private parts with Vaseline in public. Note, Matcom lives only 5 minutes away, and didn't return repeated phoned messages on the matter.

While hundreds of toilets were located at the Athletes Village and downtown at the Town Common, only 20 were placed near Grove Street, where the runners lined up in their corrals while they waited for the race to begin. As a result, many who felt the urge - from drinking fluids or from nerves -- had literally no place to go.

Last year, at Irene Timlege's Grove Street home, runners camped out on the back step and took turns relieving themselves in a shared bucket. Pleasant Street resident Deborah Finney was so appalled at the runners' conduct in her yard that she called police. The BAA sent a letter of apology to Hopkinton residents who were offended.

http://www.townonline.com/hopkinton/news/local_regional...



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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:21 PM
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1. Gross
Next time, better make sure to have enough portapotties. People aren't nice when they have to pee.

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welshTerrier2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:31 PM
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2. dropping like flies
it's supposed to be in the mid-eighties during the race tomorrow ... this is really bad news for the runners and all the people in the medical tents ...

the runners are going to be dropping like flies ...
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