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Posted: 6/30/2015 10:58:26 PM EDT
UPI


LEVENS, France, June 29 (UPI) -- Mud run participants might have to start worrying about more than sprained ankles or scraped knees after more than 1,000 people became sick to their stomach after participating in an event last week in France.

The regional health agency in southern France said 1,000 of the 8,400 participants involved in the Levens Mud Day on June 20 reported symptoms of acute gastroenteritis. The agency said the stomach ailments -- mostly diarrhea, vomiting and fever -- were caused by norovirus, a highly infectious disease that causes an inflammation of the stomach or intestines.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says norovirus is transmitted through contaminated water or food, or by touching contaminated surfaces.

Health officials say it's unclear how the runners contracted the virus, but some doctors said they diagnosed patients who said they didn't eat any food at the event, The Local.fr reported.

It's possible the runners may have ingested mud contaminated with the virus along the race course, possibly through the presence of feces in the mud. Some runners took to Mud Day's Facebook page complaining that sections of the course smelled distinctly of horse manure.
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The Mud Day organizers in Levens said they are making "every effort to determine what could be causing stomach upset" in some of the run's participants.
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(dupe check: searched for French for last three days)


Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:01:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:03:03 PM EDT
poop thread
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:03:09 PM EDT
Mud butt.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:04:56 PM EDT
They got the runs?
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:22:17 PM EDT
Runners butt.  Sometimes you just let go.  
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:23:16 PM EDT
#toughmudder #colorrun #crossfit #nbd #poopthread #yolo #givemeattention #PLEASELOOKATME #LOOKATALLMYSELFIESDOINGTHINGS #DOALLTHETHINGSFORATTENTION

Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:25:16 PM EDT
They should throw some snapping turtles in those events' mud pits if they really mean for it to be a challenge and not just an excuse to get dirty.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:28:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:29:37 PM EDT
The ol Mud Runs trick eh.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:29:38 PM EDT
Thought this was a thread about fetish porn.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:37:38 PM EDT
Wait you mean to tell me rolling around in mud with thousands of other people might be hazardous for your health?
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:42:03 PM EDT
That is nasty. I'm not sure who is better at hashtags and FB pictures... Toughmudders, or crossfitters.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:49:39 PM EDT
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They got the runs?
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Rofl... fuck.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 10:06:39 AM EDT
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Wait you mean to tell me rolling around in mud with thousands of other people might be hazardous for your health?
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This.

I like the non-mud adventure races, but the ones specifically set in mud, eh, no.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 10:07:45 AM EDT
Play in mud you get sick.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 10:08:28 AM EDT
I was wondering how long this will take to actually happen.  It not like mud is clean by any means.
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