The Pan-Beijing Public Urination Contest, also known as the Beijing Marathon, was run on Sunday, and gave competitors from across the world a chance to saddle up and pee onto the capitol city’s lovely hedges, walls, and curbs.
Countless photos have been circulating online, with this one so far being the most widely published:
Ah yes, peeing on the Forbidden City’s wall. Graceful.
In comparison, most of these other public pissers seem pretty tame:
According to CRI, the online response to these running pee-ers has been mixed:
Some said that, while urination on the grass is understandable, peeing on a cultural heritage site is unacceptable. Other said that more temporary toilets should be provided during such events, along with high-quality services and a civilized atmosphere.