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Man Running A Half With Fridge Strapped To His Back

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Sep. 15, 2011
  • Updated Sep. 15, 2011 at 9:24 AM UTC
Tony Morrison is going to run a half marathon with a fridge strapped to his back. Photo: BBC

He’s doing it for charity.

Tony Morrison is going to run a half marathon with a fridge strapped to his back. Photo: BBC

Many races have their fair share of people doing Herculean things, but what about running a half marathon with a fridge strapped to your back? That’s just what Tony Morrison from Hebburn, England is doing at the Great North Run this Sunday.

He has completed the race 15 times and feared people wouldn’t sponsor him if he didn’t do something extraordinary.

The refrigerator will be equipped with a set of speakers powered by a car battery. The contraption weighs over 80 pounds.

“I didn’t think I would get much sponsorship if I just ran it, because everyone knows I can run it,” Morrison said.

So far, he has raised over $3,000 for a local youth soccer charity.

“He’s doing really well, he’s one of the strongest, fittest men I’ve come across in my training,” said Morrison’s personal trainer, Ian Turrell.

Morrison is a children’s soccer coach. He admits he’s quite fit, but “I still like my pies and have a pint. I’m not a complete athlete yet.”

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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