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Dork in short shorts watches guy finish Boston Marathon on his hands (pic)

God, there’s so much good going on in that photo I don’t know where to start, so let’s begin with the fact that intense heat, like the kind that runners raced in during the 116th Boston Marathon, makes competing in a marathon even more savagely grueling than the act of being foolish enough to run 26 miles already is on its own. Temperatures reached a steamy 89 degrees in Boston on Monday, and at least one of those tough enough to complete the race had to go the unconventional route in order to cross the finish line.

Pictured above is Remus Medley, who because of crippling leg cramps, apparently had no choice but to cross the finish line walking on his hands. Talk about going all out, man. I don’t even know if I could walk on my hands after sitting on my butt all day, let alone after running a freaking marathon. But then again, that’s why I choose not to run. Ever. I guess it’s because you never know when you’ll have to walk on your hands. Or something.

While the image of Mr. Medley’s unique methods of finishing the marathon is certainly an interesting one, I cannot help but get a chuckle or two out of the guy standing there watching him. Nice short shorts, guy. I wonder if because he dared wear short shorts, he used Nair for short shorts.

Actually, I don’t want to know if he used Nair. I’m too busy wondering where I can get one of those killer caps he’s sporting. This guy really had his marathon-running ensemble going on that day. And for that, he might have unwittingly stepped into a starring role in Internet Meme Land. Never a good place to be.