19/08/2016 15:27 BST | Updated 19/08/2016 17:32 BST

French Olympic Walker, Yohann Diniz, Poos Himself Mid-Race But Carries On Like A Boss

And he fell over.

A French competitive walker has defecated mid-race at the Olympics without even breaking a step.

Yohann Diniz, the favourite to win the race, had the unfortunate incident at the 15k mark - just under a third of the way into the 50k race.

He's been praised for not stopping.

As if that wasn’t bad enough he also fell over. While covered in poo.

There were some suggestions Yohann Diniz had fainted, but he got up and carried on.

And now blood.


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Diniz sponges away blood as he competes in the Men's 50km Race Walk.

Heroically, Dinz finished eighth in the race - and faced more good news when he was bumped up to seventh when another race walker was disqualified.

French newspaper L’Equipe reports Diniz, 38, had stomach problems in the lead-up to the race but was undeterred and partook anyway.

His undeniable grit is earning the current world record holder a lot of fans.

We salute you Diniz. From a few feet away...


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