Yesterday, about 30,000 runners assembled to run from Hopkinton to Boylston Street for the annual Boston Marathon. One of those athletes was perennial CrossFit Games athlete Austin Malleolo.
But what made this marathon special was that he preceded his 26.2 mile run with a 600 pound deadlift PR.
- Malleolo: “My goal was to deadlift 600 pounds and run the Boston Marathon in the same day! I figured not many people can do that and it proves the CrossFit methodology is potent and effective and we can create athletes that can have capacity at different ends of the spectrum!”
BUT there was also another reason. Malleolo did it as a fundraiser on behalf of Reebok and Build Our Kids’ Success, whose goal is to raise $50,000 for BOKS before the race on April 15th, with each runner contributing $10k.
- Their mission is to “reverse the physical inactivity pandemic facing our society today. The Reebok CrossFit ONE community is bound by a dedication and passion for fitness – which is why we believe that fitness and wellness should be a human right.”
Point made. Malleolo finished in 4:27 and here’s a video of him crossing the finish line.