As people in China continue to battle the coronavirus outbreak, a marathon runner found a way to remain active amid the lockdown.
Pan Shancu from the city of Hangzhou ran over 31 miles (50km) inside his apartment as he could not “could not bear sitting down any more”, The Guardian reported. Pan is among thousands of citizens of the country who have been forced to stay indoors due to the contagious virus that has killed over 1500 people.
Pan, who completed 6,250 laps of track inside his apartment, shared the video on Chinese social media website Weibo.
The clip, which soon went viral, features the marathon runner pacing around his apartment. “I have not been outside for many days, today I cannot bear sitting down any more! One lap is about 8m – I ran 50km, did it in 4:48:44, sweated all over, feels great!” read the caption of Pan’s post.
Watch the video here:
Chinese runner in Coronavirus lockdown does 6,250 laps in his living room over 4:48:44 for 31 Miles! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/mcsj8jcmvx
— FloTrack (@FloTrack) February 13, 2020
Since being shared online, the post went viral on several social media platforms and triggered multiple reactions. While many were impressed by the marathon runner’s dedication, others were amused.
Oh my gawd. https://t.co/YCEp9EpCTu
— Ellen Campbell (@ellenacampbell) February 16, 2020
Unbelievable Jeff https://t.co/xMT24oaOu1
— Kieran Jackson (@Kierantri) February 14, 2020
This might be the most impressive human accomplishment I have ever seen! https://t.co/mZiIf7QGvb
— Nyki Mapchek (@mapchek) February 13, 2020
now thats what I call dedication https://t.co/RZtoJYpMni
— Kalu Ukpai (@KaluQi) February 13, 2020
I would have gone crazy! https://t.co/oE4EKlL7ma
— Jim Mather (@jjmather) February 13, 2020
Someone get this man a treadmill https://t.co/1rdcljIUPk
— Tony Campos (@Tonypjssays) February 13, 2020
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