Video of trainer Ethan Renoe on Chicago's local news goes viral

By Julie Mazziotta
Updated December 14, 2015 05:10 PM
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Attention ladies: Ethan Renoe is single and ready to mingle.

The 24-year-old trainer was running shirtless around Chicago Sunday night when local station WGN stopped him for a brief interview about the weather.

Clad in just a pair of short-shorts, Renoe looked positively ab-tastic and glistening from the light rain as he chatted about the unseasonably mild December weather before telling viewers he’s single (and adding a “call me” hand gesture for good measure).

The clip now has 2.1 million views, and Renoe says he has around 900 friend requests to sort through.

In another interview with WGN Monday morning, Renoe, who’s since been named the “Shirtless Wonder,” says he was shocked by how quickly the video spread.

“I had no idea, I came back from that run thinking a couple people would have a little giggle out of it, and I come back and it already had 24,000 views,” Renoe says. “The feedback has just been crazy.”

Unfortunately for ladies in Chicago hoping to meet the Shirtless Runner, he’s headed back to his home state of Colorado on Monday, but all is not lost. Renoe says he’s looking for love, and he has a Facebook page, blog and Twitter.