Skip to comments.Runner With Parkinsonís Bangs Out 351 Burpees on Way to Finishing Chicago Marathon
Posted on 10/19/2019 5:47:41 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
At every mile marker of the 2019 Chicago Marathon, Jimmy Choi dropped to the ground for a burpeecomplete with push-upand then jumped back up on his feet before he got back to running.
For each mile marker on the course, he did that same number of burpeesfrom one on the first mile to 10 on the 10th, all the way up to 26 on the 26th mileadding another hard effort to the already grueling marathon distance.
By the time Choi, 43, reached the finish line in 5:56:03, he had completed a total of 351 burpees in addition to running 26.2 miles on the streets of the Windy City.
The burpee run was the latest in a series of impressive physical challenges that the three-time American Ninja Warrior contestant takes on to raise awareness for Parkinsons disease.
During Sundays race, Choi and the members of Team Fox raised a total of $278,031 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The performance was another inspiring accomplishment on Chois journey as he combats a disorder that attacks the nervous system and affects movement.
One of the goals that I do in anything that I take on, whether its American Ninja Warrior or its running a marathon, every time I have a chance, I want to tell people to keep moving and to keep fighting along, no matter what type of adversities they have, Choi told Runners World. Thats the message that I want to keep pushing forward.
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Good grief! Total animal!
I never heard of a squat thrust called a burpee.
So thats when I started using fitness to combat Parkinsons.
This article reminded me of the old True Grit Magazine. It was maybe a little corny by also inspirational. More power to this guy and hope he inspires others.
And here I thought a burpee was this concoction you get at a 7-11.
That’s a lot of seed catalogs right there!
"Squat thrusts forever girls! Begin!"
By the time Choi, 43, reached the finish line in 5:56:03, ///
Never heard of a “burpee”
He should have concentrated on his running. Six hours is a lousy marathon time, but I’ll cut him some slack for his PK.
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