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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Man in French lockdown runs full marathon on his balcony

Thanks to the lock down due to the COVID-19 virus, many people in France are unable to get out and run. However, one runner in the city of Toulouse managed to complete a full marathon on his balcony!

Elisha Nochomovitz ran a total of 42.2 kms (26.2) miles on his 7 metre long balcony in a time of 6 hours and 48 minutes! As for why, he said he did it to thank healthcare workers around the globe for their hard work.

In an interview, he said... “It was about launching a bit of a crazy challenge and bringing a bit of humour, to de-dramatise the confinement situation. If everyone thinks the same way and does the same thing, we will all find ourselves outside and that won’t help anything, and the message that we need to stay confined at home will have had no impact. I needed to assure myself that I could still run 42.2km.”

He also stated that while onlookers outside stared in confusion, his neighbours were very understanding.

Interview in French...

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Fair play to him. That's the attitude we need
Not like some groups of runners I have come across over the past week. Please please please run or cycle with a minimum of two meters between you and the person nearest to you if we are to be able to beat this thing. Come on guys use your head.