Kim Jong Kook is famous for his reign of terror on SBS‘s ‘Running Man‘, where he demolishes his showmates with his inhumane strength and instincts in almost every episode. This repetitive domination has even earned him the title, ‘Korean Spartan’.
It looks like Kim Jong Kook isn’t all that invincible, as he got overpowered by a large group which included SHINee‘s flaming charisma, Minho.
On January 1st, f(x)‘s Sulli, Wonder Girls‘ Sohee, SHINee’s Minho, SUJU‘s Siwon, andSISTAR‘s Hyorin appeared on the show as guests. Four teams were formed between the guests and the showmates: Sulli teamed up with Haha and Gary, Minho and Siwon with Song Ji Hyo, Hyorinwith Kwang Soo and Suk Jin, and Sohee with Yoo Jae Suk and Kim Jong Kook.
A mission called, ‘Arithmetic Race’ was given where participants had to collect several numbers from different locations. With these numbers, participants were required to formulate them so that they equal ‘one’. To accomplish this, the crew had to search for math symbols that were spread all over the SBS studio building.
Unsurprisingly, Kim Jong Kook gathered several of the symbols with the help of keen-eyed Sohee. As time went by, Minho, Siwon, and Ji Hyo plotted to steal the symbols from Kim Jong Kook. When Kim Jong Kook had his guard down, Minho ambushed the Korean Spartan in top speed, holding the muscle man in a bear hug he couldn’t escape from.
Song Ji Hyo and Siwon quickly came to reinforce him and were soon followed by the other two teams. With nine people on top, Kim Jong Kook was absolutely helpless and became a mugging victim. The teams teared off every single symbol on his body, even his name tag.
Source + Photos: TV Report via Nate