(Photo: Tony the Fridge)
Because marathons just aren't hard enough, Tony "The Fridge" Pheonix-Morrison of Hebburn, UK, runs them while carrying a refrigerator.
It began as an attempt to get sponsors for a charity run for cancer research. The refrigerator stunt immediately grabbed public attention. It was a brutal experience. But Tony kept going, running more races. Most recently, he attempted the 24 Hour Challenge. That's running 4 marathons in a 24-hour period. In an interview with The Tynesider, he describes what it was like:
It was nothing short of a nightmare. It was a real test of my will to get through it. I hadn’t slept the night before or ate properly; it was the worst possible start. It’s a case of having the mental strength to stay focused on the moment. I couldn’t allow myself the time to think about finishing. The times I did were terrifying. I still have no feeling in six of my toes. The doctors said if I’d ran another five miles I would have broke both my feet because of the weight of the fridge.
Tony didn't complete that racing goal, but he did finish 2 of the marathons.
He made this video before attempting the 24-hour challenge.
-via Oddity Central