He’s doing it for charity.
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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