No treadmill? No problem for Kenya-born US 5,000m runner Paul Chelimo. The Olympic silver medallist is currently in lockdown in a hotel room, where he obviously doesn’t have access to a treadmill to continue his training.
Instead, he came up with a genius way to keep moving, using washing-up liquid in a bath. The video was shared with the caption, “Trying this out in case, there is a curfew! No Treadmill, No Problem!!!!!!! Tough Times calls for Tough Measures. I'm not about to show up at the Olympics Trials out of shape. Go Hard or Suffer the Rest of Your Life!”
Trying this out in case, there is a curfew!— Paul Chelimo🇺🇸🥈🥉 (@Paulchelimo) March 17, 2020
No Treadmill, No Problem!!!!!!!
Tough Times calls for Tough Measures.
I'm not about to show up at the Olympics Trials out of shape😅😅
Go Hard or Suffer the Rest of Your Life! pic.twitter.com/N71J2G1all
While we don’t recommend trying this at home, it does seem to have caused a viral movement on Instagram, with a number of other runners replicating his idea.
Is it safe to run outside at the moment?
At the time of writing, the Prime Minister has said people are able to leave the house 'for exercise and, in that case, at a safe distance from others' which means your morning run is still OK if at a safe distance from others. Read more on running safely during the coronavirus here.
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