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Malaysian Man Proves Completing A 263KM Marathon At Home Is Possible During MCO

Malaysian Man Proves Completing A 263KM Marathon At Home Is Possible During MCO

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To all the die-hard jogging enthusiasts who just can’t seem to stay at home during the Movement Control Period (MCO), there’s no more excuses left.

Meet Yim Heng Fatt, the impressive Malaysian who completed a 263km marathon in his house.

Documenting his arduous journey on Facebook, Yim completed the marathon in 36 hours by taking a 50-metre loop around his house on repeat.

He often took breaks every 10 kilometres to play with his pet cats, watch music videos, eat or have a celebratory drink.

Yim documenting his impressive journey while his cat remains decidedly unimpressed.
(Credit: Yim Heng Fatt/Facebook)

While he does lament on the boredom of running the same loop for hours on end, Yim’s pretty thankful for some of the perks – such as the ability to “control the weather” with air conditioning and fans. Another upside is the “ability to run virtually naked” as he cheekily puts.

https://www.facebook.com/Yimmy/videos/10158190141318431/

Finally after 36 hours of counting loops interspersed with cats, Yim chose to end his run at the 263 km mark as it roughly translates to “live eternally” in Cantonese.

If you’re wondering why someone would embark on an insane indoor marathon, it’s not because Yim’s losing his mind in isolation but for charity!

He’s joined by a bevvy of indoor runners for a charity event where a face mask will be donated by Ysandalmsia for every 10 km to Lahad Datu Hospital, Kuching General Hospital and Chik Hsin Thong Old Folks Home in Klang.

For those keen to emulate his literal footsteps, Yim offers some tips on running indoors.

For those asking how does my rough 50m run route indoor looks like?Well here it is. It's never a straight line so I had to make many many turns so often. It's an obstacle for sure but runners never complain about how a route looks like kan?Remember, I did 263km or 5,260 loops in 36 hours here and didn't complain once!

Posted by Yim Heng Fatt on Sunday, April 5, 2020

Running on the spot isn’t RUNNING. Your range of motion is restricted to the up and down of your legs. Going against the nature of propulsion from the feet/legs. As a warm up for a few moments, that’s peachy but not for hours and hours.If you’re not extra careful, you might invite unnecessary injury over the extended period.

Yim Heng Fatt via Facebook.

There you go, folks. Proof that completing your much needed work out and staying fit at home is very much possible. Good luck and stay safe, everyone!


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