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This Olympic Athlete Who Pooped His Pants During His Race Is A Real Hero

Would you continue to walk if you had diarrhea and bleeding, and fell down?

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Diniz was leading the race for 30 kilometers. At one point, he was more than a minute ahead of his competition. In the last hours of the race, it was around 86 degrees Fahrenheit, and walkers were in full sun from beginning to end of the race.

The staff of the France team told French TV he had "gastric problems."

The issues became too much for Diniz, and he collapsed. He remained down for a few seconds, but then got up and kept going.

Jewel Samad / AFP / Getty Images

He did not finish the 50-kilometer walk at Beijing in 2008, or in 2012. So he absolutely had to finish it.

Jules Darmanin est journaliste chez BuzzFeed News France et travaille depuis Paris.

Contact Jules Darmanin at jules.darmanin@buzzfeed.com.

Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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