Chinese marathoners chowed down on soap thinking they were energy bars
March 25, 2016 - Uncategorized
If you’re running a marathon, it’s important to carbo-load before the race. Afterwards, it’s important to not eat soap, as was done by many participants in the Qingyuan marathon in south China’s Guangdong province.
The grape scented soaps were included in the post-race gift basket handed out to the marathon’s finishers. Since the packaging was in English, many saw the grapes on the packaging and just assumed, “Alright, food!”
They quickly came to the realization of, “Oh no! Soap!”
An event coordinator promptly admitted to Yangtse Evening Post, “The packs of soap were indeed like food packaging. It was a negligent mistake on our part”. Read more…