Because The Internet: A Sumo Wrestler Foot Race

October 28, 2015


This is a video of three sumo wrestlers running a foot race. They're surprisingly fast. Thankfully, none of them fell and caused an earthquake. Although contestant number one does almost lose his mawashi (loincloth) at the finish line. Contestant three was smart enough to wear shorts. Contestants four through ten were smart enough to not show up at all and focus on cheeseburgers.

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to Dunc, who was more than disappointed to discover there wasn't a mountain of hotdogs waiting at the finish line.

  • archer923

    That was actually good speed.

  • Wonfis

    Just think about the momentum.

  • Will

    Those guys are faster than I thought they would be...

  • GeneralDisorder

    Thanks Internet. Much appreciated. Am I right that the fattest guy is also the fastest? That's weird. Seems improbable.

  • Bling Nye

    Not improbable when you consider the training regimen of sumo wrestlers. They put on fat for bulk; underneath, they are remarkably strong, with good endurance. They are athletes, after all.

    Your average fatty isn't anywhere near on par with these guys. Line them up and make them race like that, their heart would explode just trying to hold the "ready" position before the race even started.

  • Cup-O-Jesus

    agreed just look at NFL defensive linemen like Vince Wilfork. If you didn't know who he was you would think big fat ball of butter, but that SOB can flat out move if he wants to.

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