February 4, 2009

Man spends 24 hours on treadmill

A Minnesota man said he celebrated his 30th birthday by logging 80 miles during a 24-hour treadmill session.

B.J. Van Beusekom said he trekked on the treadmill at Athletic Performance Inc. in Brooklyn Center, Minn., from noon Monday until noon Tuesday, his birthday, dismounting only to use the bathroom and change his clothes, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported Wednesday.

I feel OK, Van Beusekom said about half an hour after the end of his long walk to nowhere. The legs just feel a little tight, of course.

Van Beusekom said his birthday feat, the equivalent of more than three marathons, helped raise money for the American Lung Association.