Coronavirus: Self-isolating London man runs half marathon on balcony

Coronavirus: Self-isolating London man runs half marathon on balcony

3/29/2020 2:12:00 PM

Coronavirus: Self-isolating London man runs half marathon on balcony

Quarantine could not stop one London man from achieving his goal of running a half marathon while supporting a good cause.

"I saw a video of an Italian man doing a full marathon on his balcony and I thought, 'that's something I can do'," Mr Hustler told Sky News while running on his balcony."I went outside on to my balcony and did a couple of kilometres and thought I could do it. It's just over four metres in length."

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The Woodford man had run just under four miles in an hour when he spoke to Sky News, and had quite quickly realised the challenges of running in a confined and uncomfortable space.Boris Johnson raises prospect of stricter lockdown in letter to 30 million homes

"I'm feeling incredibly bored," he said."My ankles are in quite a bit of pain already. But I'll keep going - it's just a little niggle. I'm changing directions and the way I'm running back and forth."He credited his podcast list, music collection and encouragement from his girlfriend Chloe, who cheered him on from inside his flat, for keeping him going.

And there was a special cause that motivated him to reach his goal of running the 13 miles in three hours."I'm running for the Haven House Children's Hospice, which is a local charity that I've known for a long time and is opposite my cricket club," he said.

"What they do is quite outstanding. I've raised about £500 for them; more than half in the past few days."Although Mr Hustler missed out on running past some of London's famous landmarks, he said the sights from his third-floor balcony could be worse, adding he could"just about see Canary Wharf".

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Brilliant *man walks repeatedly* Don’t snicker. Sounds like something I’d do A doctor once said to me yesterday that building of immune system is very important for self protection against Corona virus ,so i advice people to engage them selfs on daily exercise in their homes Surely this belongs in the Guinness book of records

Could he perhaps use his energy to do something more helpful? Just saying!

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