Episode 195 – Running Man’s 2014 Idol Athletic Competition
2NE1 were guests in Episode 195 of Running Man alongside 2PM (Chansung, Jun.K, Junho, Nichkhun and Wooyoung) and Mystic89 (Yoon Jong-shin, Jo Jung-chi and Muzie). The episode aired on May 11th, 2014, and the shooting location was in Seoul Energy Dream Center, Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul. The title of the episode was “Running Man’s 2014 Idol Athletic Competition.” In the episode, Yoo Jae-suk didn’t participate in the game and was the MC during all the games.
Yoo Jae-suk started the 2014 Idol Athletic Competition by introducing the idols. The first idol to be introduced were members of 2PM. Song Ji-hyo was in the same team as 2PM. The next idols were members of 2NE1. Kim Jong-kook and Kang Gary were in the same team as 2NE1. The last group was Mystic89. Ji Suk-jin, Lee Kwang-soo, and Haha were in the same team as Mystic89. After the introductions, the 2014 Idol Athletic Competition started.
The first competition was a City Marathon. All five members of each team had to run in a marathon relay form. There were several missions along the way, and they had to complete each mission. The first team who would complete all the mission would win the race. Each team’s baton was their music videotape respectively. The winner would get their music video played on replay mode for the rest of the day on Prism Tower’s screen.
At the starting point, there were Jo Jung-chi, Park Bom, and Wooyoung. Their mission was to buy a cup of hot Americano and bring it to the next checkpoint -R2-. They had to drink the hot Americano and eat the cookie before passing the baton. Jo Jung-chi and Wooyoung passed the baton around the same time. The next players -Ji Suk-jin, Junho, and Sandara Park- had to throw the cup into the basket, pick one of the dogs and walk it over to R3. Junho was the first to walk the dog to R3. Sandara Park was next, but she is afraid of dogs and had a hard time walking the dog. Ji Suk-jin passed over her and ran to R3. Junho was the first to pass the baton.
In R3, there were Jun.K and Song Ji-hyo, Kim Jong-kook and CL, and Lee Kwang-soo and Yoon Jong-shin. They had to piggyback their partner and run to R4. Jun.K and Song Ji-hyo were the first to run. After arriving at R4, they had to answer the question correctly before the next runner can start. However, they didn’t know the answer and had to go back along the way to find the answer. Kim Jong-kook and CL arrived at R4 and were given a different question. They guessed the answer successfully without going back to find the answer. The next players in R4 were Chansung, Kang Gary, and Muzie.
However, Kang Gary ran fast without having the baton. They chased after Kang Gary and he had to go back to R4. On the way back to R4, Kim Jong-kook piggybacked the already tired Kang Gary. After passing the baton in R4, Kang Gary ran back to R5. Meanwhile, Jun.K and Song Ji-hyo answered the question correctly and passed the baton to Chansung. Chansung chased after Kang Gary and managed to pass over him. Meanwhile, Lee Kwang-soo and Yoon Jong-shin had barely arrived at R4.
In R5, there were Nichkhun, Minzy and Haha. Nichkhun was the first one to receive the baton, followed by Minzy. He ran fast but stopped by the red light. Minzy caught up to him thanks to the red light. When the light turned green, Nichkhun ran fast ahead of Minzy and arrived first to hand over the music video, as the music video played on the screen was 2PM’s music video. 2PM won the first round and a coupon for the final round.
For the second round, all of them had to wear potato costumes for the MC Yoo’s survival game. Yoo Jae-suk was the one to decide when and why any of them would be disqualified from the game. The first game was to guess what Yoo Jae-suk would like to eat among several dishes. The ones eliminated were Kang Gary, Jun.K, Muzie, and Eddie Kim. The second game was Mr. Can games, a random game of chance. The ones eliminated in the second game were Chansung and Haha. The final game was to guess whether Yoo Jae-suk can do 18 pull-ups or not. In the end, he managed to do 18 pull-ups and 2NE1’s team won with the most members still left in the game. 2NE1 also received a special coupon for the final round.
The final round was a one-on-one name tag elimination game. Each team would draw a number and the order of name tag elimination would be according to the number. As soon as a member was eliminated, the next player came in immediately. The team with the last member still left in the game would win the whole competition. 2NE1 won a coupon to choose one member from another team and prohibit them from participating. They chose the 2PM team and the one who did not participate was Song Ji-hyo.
The first round started, the first players were Wooyoung, Muzie, and Sandara Park. Wooyoung and Muzie were having a face-off. Muzie ended up ripping Wooyoung’s name tag and eliminating him. However, due to the coupon 2PM had won in the City Marathon, they had an extra life for one of the members in the game. And the member was Wooyoung. The second player from 2PM was Chansung. He managed to eliminate Sandara Park. The second player from 2NE1 was Kang Gary. He and Muzie teamed up to eliminate Chansung. The third player from 2PM was Junho, but he was also eliminated by Kang Gary and Muzie.
Kang Gary and Muzie later ended their alliance and had a face-off. Kang Gary managed to rip Muzie’s name tag. The fourth player from 2PM was Nichkhun. He walked fast and started to attack Kang Gary. During their fierce battle, the second player from Mystic89, Yoon Jong-shin, arrived. He teamed up with Nichkhun to eliminate Kang Gary. However, Kang Gary was fast enough to rip Yoon Jong-shin’s name tag first. The third player from Mystic89 was Lee Kwang-soo, he asked Nichkhun to team up with him and they made an alliance. To his surprise, Nichkhun betrayed him and eliminated Lee Kwang-soo.
The fourth player from Mystic89 was Haha. He teamed up with Nichkhun to eliminate Kang Gary. The same alliance also eliminated the third player from 2NE1, Minzy. The fourth player from 2NE1 was Kim Jong-kook. Nichkhun and Haha were attacking Kim Jong-kook. However, Kim Jong-kook grabbed Haha’s name tag faster and eliminated him. The fifth player from Mystic89 was Ji Suk-jin. He came when Kim Jong-kook was having a face-off with Nichkhun. He tried to support Nichkhun but Kim Jong-kook’s hand was faster and he eliminated Nichkhun. Soon after, he eliminated Ji Suk-jin.
The fifth players from Mystic89 and 2PM respectively, were Jo Jung-chi and Jun.K. Kim Jong-kook chased after Jo Jung-chi and ripped his name tag. Not long after that, he also managed to eliminate Jun.K. All the players from Mystic89 had been eliminated. Kim Jong-kook’s last opponent was 2PM’s sixth player, Wooyoung. After a fierce battle, Kim Jong-kook ripped off Wooyoung’s name tag. 2NE1 team won the competition.
In their two appearances in Running Man, 2NE1 managed to win and get the prizes. That was all the information about 2NE1’s appearance in Running Man. Don’t forget to kindly share your thoughts in the comment section below!