103-year-old man walks marathon to raise COVID-19 funds

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A 103-year-old Belgian doctor is walking a marathon around his garden to raise money for Covid-19 research.

Alfons Leempoels, a retired general practitioner, will walk the distance in daily stages.

He started his 42.2 km journey in his home town on June 1 and plans to complete it on June 30.

Every day he walks 10 laps of 145 metres (159 yards). He does three laps in the morning, three at noon and four in the evening.

To avoid losing count, he throws a stick into a bowl every time he completes a lap.

Leempoels hopes to raise funds for the hospital attached to the nearby university of Leuven, where researchers are working to find a cure for COVID-19.

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  1. It’s so cool on how he is using his time when he is 103 years old to help millions of people, We need more people like him in our world to keep happiness around forever
    Keep it up kiwi kids news

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