Disaster struck here for Naked World Cross Country Champion Lars VanDerGrootgroot as he attempted to leap over a barbed wire fence near Ripon in the final of the cross country race.
Holding a clear lead of 59 seconds over his closest competitor, VanDerGrootgroot of the Netherlands tossed caution to the wind as he attempted to hurdle the three foot fence in muddy conditions.
As opposed to carefully pushing the barbed wire down and gingerly climbing over it in a sensible damage limitation exercise. Avoiding penile or scrotal contact with the unyielding barbs.
Eye witnesses reported that as VanDerGrootgroot took off, his standing foot slipped in the mud, causing disorientation and no small degree of outright terror.
After sailing through the air like a rag doll, the stricken VanDerGrootgroot belly flopped into a muddy quagmire, his face impacting squishily directly into a huge cow pat.
The naked Dutch champion could only flounder in the morass as fellow athletes overtook him. A bitterly disappointed VanDerGrootgroot was later extricated from the mud by race officials.
His genitalia emerged unscathed.
More as we get it.