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Runner With Parkinsonís Bangs Out 351 Burpees on Way to Finishing Chicago Marathon
Runner's World ^ | October 18, 2019 | Taylor Dutch

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 burpee—complete with push-up—and 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 burpees—from one on the first mile to 10 on the 10th, all the way up to 26 on the 26th mile—adding 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 Parkinson’s disease.

During Sunday’s 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 Choi’s 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 it’s American Ninja Warrior or it’s 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 Runner’s World. “That’s the message that I want to keep pushing forward.”

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1 posted on 10/19/2019 5:47:41 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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Good grief! Total animal!


2 posted on 10/19/2019 5:51:22 PM PDT by dljordan
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I never heard of a squat thrust called a burpee.


3 posted on 10/19/2019 6:10:59 PM PDT by bwest
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So that’s when I started using fitness to combat Parkinson’s.”


Have a friend with Parkinson’s and he exercises as best he can. puts me to shame.

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.


4 posted on 10/19/2019 6:33:42 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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And here I thought a burpee was this concoction you get at a 7-11.


5 posted on 10/19/2019 6:34:26 PM PDT by AlaskaErik
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That’s a lot of seed catalogs right there!


6 posted on 10/19/2019 6:42:52 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (< < Wandering aimfully > >)
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To: bwest
IIRC, in H.S. they were called burpees. In boot camp, squat thrusts, and a favorite punishment exercise for the DI's to inflict on us when displeased.

"Squat thrusts forever girls! Begin!"

7 posted on 10/19/2019 6:56:56 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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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.


8 posted on 10/19/2019 9:41:21 PM PDT by Ceebass (The only thing Orwell got wrong was the date)
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