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Naked Marathon Runner Tased By Police


Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

It's easy to criticize Brett Henderson, but you could praise his determination. Mr. Henderson ran a marathon through downtown Cincinnati. And according to his mom, he was wearing a pair of borrowed shorts, which kept slipping as he ran. He was determined to finish, so he took them off and proceeded naked. Police ordered Mr. Henderson to stop, but still he kept running. He might even have finished that marathon, except for the cop finally shot him with a stun gun.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.