Runner and vlogger Elijah Orr decided to make the most of his time and space during the quarantine by running a full marathon around his home. The stunt is becoming a trend for runners who stay at home. With many races canceled or postponed, like this year's Boston Marathon, runners can't be stopped from earning serious miles. British runner James Campbell ran a full marathon in his back yard, while French runner Elisha Nochomovitz ran one on his 23-foot balcony.
"Since many of the usual trails were just closed, I needed a new location," Orr says in the video. "There's a little loop that goes around my house, so I thought, why don't I run there? Why not an entire marathon?"
So Orr straps on his shoes and Garmin to keep track of when he's hitting 26.2 miles. His goal: to finish it in less than 3 hours and 30 minutes. However, he is not just in front of the camera ̵
"I thought it would be a cool opportunity not just to make an interesting enema and swap it a little," he says before starting.
At mile 3.5 he is already "so bored". But he does a half marathon (13.1 miles) in 1 hour 39 minutes.
At this point his shirt is off and he has an RX bar. And he talks about what motivates him to keep running.
"Running is a blessing. If you are not injured and healthy enough to walk, it is an honor to walk," he says. "Whenever I feel like I don't want to run or I'm not motivated, I just think about it."
And he finishes the 26.2 miles in 3 hours and 16 minutes, well below his goal, on average 7:30 miles.
"I hope you enjoyed it. I definitely enjoyed it. It definitely hurt, but it was a lot of fun," he says.
Are you trying to go outside to run yourself? You don't have to run an entire marathon outside your home – but you should stay smart on the road. Read these guidelines for safe jogging.