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“The Running Man Challenge” is the most glorious new physical comedy meme on the world wide web today. Picture some version of planking, or Gangnam Style, or the Harlem Shake — but set to the 1996 hip-hop hit “My Boo.”
Now the challenge has left college behind for good, breaking through into the NBA. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s back up.
This all started a couple weeks ago with some University of Maryland basketball players who started posting videos of themselves doing variations of the running man dance to “My Boo,” the throwback track by Ghost Town DJ’s. (At least, that’s when it started getting attention, but here are some high school kids doing it four months ago.)