Kim Jong Kook Tests Out His Strength And Speed Against Olympic Skeleton Racers On “Running Man”

Kim Jong Kook went up against Olympic skeleton racers Yun Sung Bin and Kim Ji Soo on SBS’s “Running Man.”

On April 1, the show aired the second part of its “Family Project.” The members and Olympic athletes competed to see who could reach the highest height in a single jump. If “Running Man” members were to win, they could receive a luxury sticker.

Yun Sung Bin showed off his impressive athleticism and jumped up to 1 meter and 10 centimeters (approximately 3.6 feet) with ease. The members said, “He flew up like Iron Man” and “Isn’t he making fun of us by not bending his knees?”

Yang Se Chan tried but failed, while Kim Jong Kook succeeded to jump up to the same height. Kim Jong Kook and Yun Sung Bin then tried to jump up to 1 meter and 20 centimeters (approximately 3.9 feet). The Olympic gold medalist succeeded once again while Kim Jong Kook, unfortunately, did not. Yun Sung Bin also jumped to a 1 meter and 30 centimeters (approximately 4.3 feet).

The two skeleton racers, Lee Kwang Soo, and Kim Jong Kook then competed in a 10 meter (approximately 32.8 feet) running race. The producing director (PD) asked, “Are you going to choose the head or feet [crossing the finish line first] as the criteria for the first place winner?”

Kim Jong Kook said, “We need to be careful about this… What should we do?” Yun Sung Bin answered, “Let’s choose chest,” and Kim Jong Kook teased, “You must run with your chest out.”

After the four men competed and the staff watched the video replay, the PD announced, “First place is Kim Ji Soo. His head and chest came in first, but if it was by feet, it would’ve been Kim Jong Kook.” Kim Jong Kook commented, “If this was short track, I would’ve won.”

The skeleton racers also beat the “Running Man” members in the long jump. As an extra game, Yun Sung Bin and Kim Jong Kook faced off in a thigh wrestling match. Both gave it their all and the match ended in a tie.

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