Couple runs marathon on Dubai balcony to ward off coronavirus blues

by Bryan Brammer · Mar 30th, 2020 12:15 pm

Collin Allin / Instagram

A South African couple ran a complete marathon on the balcony of their apartment in Dubai on Saturday in an effort to ward off the coronavirus blues, according to the Agence France-Presse.

Collin Allin and his wife Hilda streamed the entire event as they circled their 20-yard balcony 2,100 times to complete the 26-mile distance in five hours, nine minutes, and 39 seconds.

Allin thanked those who tuned in and congratulated his wife for her first marathon.

Allin told AFP that he plans to organize a "bigger, global, and more inclusive run next" in order for people all over the world to join for a few miles to help keep their minds off the coronavirus pandemic.

"This is about giving people something else to think about," Allin said. "It's about getting people to connect, as everyone is worried about the impact of coronavirus."


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