facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Underwear run precedes N.Y. triathlon

Aug. 5, 2011 at 12:03 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Organizers of the Jamaica Underwear Run in New York planned for a turnout of about 500 people for the event in New York City's Central Park.

Officials of the Friday night event, a 1.7 mile run created as a lead-up to Sunday's Nautica New York City Triathlon, said the Naked Cowboy, known for playing his guitar clad only in boots, a cowboy hat and underwear, was chosen as grand marshal of the race, with additional entertainment by the reggae band JAM-X.

The event previously set a world record with 448 people running together in their underwear.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
'Ghost' caught on camera at medical center 'Ghost' caught on camera at medical center
2
Police help burglary caller with math homework Police help burglary caller with math homework
3
Naked Russian artist cuts off ear lobe in protest of unnecessary psychiatric treatment Naked Russian artist cuts off ear lobe in protest of unnecessary psychiatric treatment
4
Police: Woman said Jesus would pay her bill Police: Woman said Jesus would pay her bill
5
'Zombie-proof' cabin being sold online 'Zombie-proof' cabin being sold online
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback