Friday, April 3, 2020

Man completes half-marathon during coronavirus self-isolation by running length of balcony 5,000 times

A runner has completed a half-marathon at home - by running the length of his balcony 5,000 times.
Sam Hustler, 27, completed the 21km race by doing laps of the three-metre outdoor area attached to his flat.

He had been due to complete the London Landmarks Half Marathon, which would have seen him take in sights such as the Big Ben, St Paul's Cathedral and The Shard.

But due to the government-imposed restrictions of public gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic, event bosses have had to cancel the race.
Organisers encouraged runners to get creative and identify their own local landmarks and map a run around hidden gems in their area on a solo run.

However, Sam has been self-isolating with his girlfriend Chloe Skerritt, 28, since Monday when she developed a fever and a cough.

So instead, he had to make do with the views from his third-floor apartment in South Woodford, Essex, as he completed the run in three hours with Chloe cheering him on.
Sam said: "It was going to be my first ever half-marathon and I was excited to do it, so it was devastating when it was cancelled.

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