London Ultrarunner Will Carry Fridge
Plans to haul 100 pounds 100 miles
If you think running a marathon is hard, imagine running a marathon four times in a row carrying a 92.5-pound fridge strapped to your back.
That’s the plan for serial fridge-runner Tony “The Fridge” Phoenix-Morrison. Vowing to run 104.8 miles in 24 hours to raise money for charity, Phoenix-Morrison plans to carry his favorite running companion and household appliance across the finish line of the London Marathon on April 13—and then continue on for the equivalent of three more marathons before the day is done. But after this feat, he says that he’ll hang up the fridge for good.
“This record attempt will be my final near-impossible journey, which I hope will inspire people in their battles with cancer and encourage people to keep moving forward,” Tony said in a statement. “It will be incredibly tough, and the slightest misplaced step could cause serious injury.”
In August 2013, Phoenix-Morrison ran with a fridge from Land’s End to John O’Groats—an 874-mile trek. Seventy miles into the endeavor, he tripped in the darkness, knocked himself unconscious, and broke his left femur. Undaunted, he finished the remaining 800 miles on a broken leg.
Running with a fridge is no easy feat. Watch the Telegraph‘s features writer Harry Wallop try to run on the track with The Fridge.