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Man Completes Marathon on 7-metre Balcony Amidst Isolation

In hopes of limiting the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, countries across the globe have instituted lock downs.

People who live in China, Italy, France and Spain, to name a few, along with several U.S. states have been required to remain indoors. But in order to stay sharp as a competitive runner, French restaurant worker Elisha Nochomovitz decided to run a marathon on his 23-foot balcony in Balma, France.

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The 32-year-old did so by running around 3,000 laps – back and forth – on his balcony to reach the 26.2-mile distance. He has competed in 36 marathons, but Nochomovitz told CNN that the balcony marathon was by far the most challenging.

Nochomovitz completed the marathon attempt in just under seven hours (6:48). The constant changing of directions and the struggle to maintain a pace with just 23 feet to work with had a significant impact on that time.

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He said via CNN, “my only pleasure is running, no matter what the time.”

“Nochomovitz added that he dedicated his marathon to the health workers trying to fight the pandemic in France.”

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Article Source: Man Runs the Length of a Marathon on a 23-foot Balcony During Coronavirus Lockdown

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Original Author: Andrew Joseph of For The Win

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