CHELTENHAM, England (AP) — Being caught at home didn’t stop a British guy from jogging an out of doors marathon.

James Campbell, a former professional javelin thrower, spent his 32nd birthday on Wednesday doing 6-meter (20-foot) shuttles from one cease of his small backyard to the other after promising to run a marathon if one among his Twitter messages acquired 10,000 retweets.

by the time Campbell completed the marathon in only over five hours, he had raised more than 18,000 kilos ($22,000) for Britain’s countrywide fitness carrier to assist war the coronavirus pandemic.

The attempt — categorised the #6metregardenmarathon — became stay-streamed, with former England football outstanding Geoff Hurst the various viewers. Neighbors poked their heads over the backyard fence to provide Campbell encouragement.

Campbell ran across a patch of grass, a few stones and a small patio in 6-meter (20-foot) stretches. He calculated he could must traverse his backyard at least 7,000 times to reach forty two.2 kilometers (26.2 miles).