swimmer rips bathing suit, still wins race

Over the weekend at the Indianapolis Grand Prix, swimmer Nathan Adrian unexpectedly gave folks a glimpse of a little somethin' under the trunks when his bathing suit ripped -- just before the start of a race: Swimmer tears bathing suit before start, still beats Michael Phelps.

So he accidentally flashed a little bit of booty. Crack, to be precise. That certainly didn't prevent him from kicking some ass in the pool (heck, maybe it helped). Adrian finished first to win the 100-meter freestyle over a competitive field that included gold medalist Michael Phelps:
While crouching on the block before the start of Thursday night's final, Adrian felt a tear down the middle of his rear. His tight-fitting Speedo FS3 had split, leaving him with an exposed backside and considerably more drag than he'd have liked.

Adrian dove in anyway -- "what could I do?" he said. The rip didn't have an effect on the result. He touched the wall in 48.62, more than one-tenth of a second ahead of a hard-charging Phelps. That time was good enough to be the 11th-fastest time in the world this year, but likely would have been considerably faster had the suit not split.
More photos of Nathan Adrian's naked booty here.

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