The marathon will begin Friday evening

By Natalie Stone
Updated August 18, 2016 04:30 PM
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Ryan Lochte is getting his second shot at 15 minutes of fame.

PEOPLE can exclusively reveal that the Olympian’s former reality show What Would Ryan Lochte Do? is set for a marathon re-airing on the Esquire Network on Friday.

Lochte, who earned one gold medal at the Rio Olympics, is currently at the center of an international controversy.

After the professional swimmer made claims that he and two fellow teammates were robbed at a gas station, a Brazilian official told PEOPLE that Lochte’s robbery story was fabricated.

What Would Ryan Lochte Do? aired on Esquire’s sister station E! for one season in 2013 and chronicled the life of the American swimmer as he prepared for the 2016 Olympics.

The WWRLD? marathon will re-air eight, half-hour episodes Friday starting at 6 p.m. ET on Esquire.