Man runs half marathon in balloon

An Australian man ran the equivalent of a half marathon inside a hot air balloon to raise money for charity.

An Australian man ran the equivalent of a half marathon inside a hot air balloon to raise money for charity.

According to an article on the CBC News website, Rob Ginnivan ran a total of 21K inside the balloon to raise money for the Heart Foundation. It’s part of his plans to raise $100,000 by running on land, sea and in the air.

How did he do it in a balloon? He used a treadmill and a small generator, but it wasn’t easy, considering the basket swayed and tilted upwards.

The balloon was above Australia’s capital city of Canberra. “Geez, what a fantastic view it is,” Ginnivan said during the run.