A South African couple who ran a marathon on the balcony of their Dubai apartment, streaming it online, plan to take the project global to help people shake off the coronavirus blues.
Collin Allin, 41, and wife Hilda covered the 42.2-kilometre (26-mile) distance by running more than 2,100 laps of their 20-metre (yard) long balcony from dawn on Saturday.
A stopwatch provided by the couple shows they covered the distance in five hours, nine minutes and 39 seconds.
“We did it … #balconymarathon,” Allin said on Instagram, congratulating his wife on her first ever marathon and thanking the virtual crowd that cheered them on.
“Thank you for all the love and support for doing something silly… was great to have you all along for the ride,” he said. (Text courtesy Vanguard)