Runner auctions arm space to highest bidder

Many runners use temporary tattoos to track their race times. Runner’s World featured temporary tattoos that help marathoners see their total race times and mile splits, below:

Temporary tattoo helps marathoners track their mile splits

Temporary tattoo helps marathoners track their mile splits

But now, one runner is putting a different spin on running tattoos.

Nick Symmonds, a US top-ranked 800m Olympic runner, will wear a temporary tattoo during the 2012 Olympics in London. He just doesn’t know what the tattoo will say yet. Nick has opened an auction for his arm space on eBay – and the highest bidder will have their Twitter name broadcast on Nick’s body this summer.

Olympic runner auctions his arm for temporary tattoo message

Olympic runner auctions his arm for temporary tattoo message

What do you think? Would you put your skin space up for bidding? Do you think that more athletes and public figures will follow this Olympian’s lead? Let us know in the comments section.

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2 Responses to “Runner auctions arm space to highest bidder”

  1. Maria Says:

    Could you do this for a race? Instead of having papers pinned on your shirt?

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