Jimmy Kimmel Live: Cousin Sal At The LA Marathon
The LA Marathon took place on St. Patrick’s Day, making it “a big day for involuntary puking.” The men’s division was won by a Kenyan, while a racer from Belarus was the winner among women.
Marathon runners take their sport very seriously, which is why Kimmel sent his non-serious Cousin Sal to entertain the racers along the route.
Jimmy Kimmel: LA Marathon Glued Water
At mile 11, Cousin Sal was on hand with some water glued to a table. The runners did not seemed to appreciate the joke. Most of them got an attitude about it, and one of them even knocked over his table. I kind of hoped these athletes would have more of a sense of humor.
He also offered some runners Jello Shots, which seems like a bad idea along the race route, especially if you are less than halfway through the race.
Jimmy Kimmel Live: LA Marathon Prize Wheel
Also on the menu from Uncle Sal was a shrimp cocktail, which were at least dyed green for the holiday. I don’t know how they explained the leftover Chinese food they also offered to racers.
Later, it was time to let racers spin a prize wheel for the chance to win something great. The wheel just kept spinning, to slow the runners down. Other racers had a chance to eat Lucky Charms, which meant they had to share a spoon with countless passing strangers. I guess they didn’t think about that because they were in a hurry.
Jimmy Kimmel: St. Patrick’s Day Marathon
Cousin Sal also handed one racer a leprechaun, which can only enhance the workout element of your race experience. Have you ever attempted to run a marathon? I doubt that I have the endurance required.