A Malaysian runner posted a series of photos and videos on his Facebook page documenting himself running a full marathon in the comfort of his own home. The runner crossed the ‘finish line’ on 5th April after 36 hours, clocking in a whopping 263 kilometres in total.
Yim Heng Fatt kicked off his indoor run at 6am on 4th April as documented on his page, and began covering a 50-metre route inside his house—along with breaks in-between for eating, showering, and resting.
He shared some pictures of the “water station” in his well-stocked kitchen to help him refuel in between running. For every 50 kilometres that he completed, Yim would even crack open a beer to celebrate.
At 7pm, on the 5th April, Yim posted a video to show what his 50 metre run route indoor looks like. It starts around the living room, then to the foyer, heading across his bathroom, or his “toi-toi” as he says, and makes his way around the kitchen and dining area before going back to the living room. You can watch his surprisingly entertaining video below.
Yim said that he wanted to prove that it’s possible for runners to stay active from the safety of their homes during the Movement Control Order (MCO), and even listed some helpful advantages of completing a marathon at home.
“The good thing about running indoors is the ability to control the weather. Out come the fans and even the air-conditioning when it gets hot and muggy during the late afternoon. Plus, you can virtually run naked,” wrote Yim.
He also shares that he took part in a group marathon challenge where for every 10km logged, a face mask will be donated to the designated hospitals and old folks home. Unsurprisingly, he ran the most KMs.
You can scroll through his journey on his Facebook page.
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