Mark Zuckerberg Wants You To Run 587km This Year

Mark Zuckerberg Wants You to Run 587km This Year

Mark Zuckerberg has big ambitions for 2016. Not content with making Ex Machina a reality, he's also challenging us all to run 587km by the end of the year. Are you game? He posted to Facebook:

I have a physical challenge for 2016 as well. I'm going to run 365 miles and I'd love for as many people in this community to join me as possible...

We'll call this year's challenge A Year of Running. I've set up a public group where we can all discuss our running adventures and I'll post periodically on my progress.

He says that 587km -- the equivalent of about 14 marathons -- is "a lot of running" but "not a crazy amount". And he's right: it's essentially a ten-minute run every day for most people, though we're sure he won't mind too much if you do it in larger chunks.


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    Follow the suggestions of this bland faced child? Ugh, no.

      it doesnt matter who suggests it, it's a good idea to promote health and fitness.

        Running is a great way to maintain and improve fitness, but a terrible way to get fit.

    Is it just me or does seeing all these conversions in headlines just get annoying. When talking USD, can't they just put "$1,000,000USD" instead of "$1,404,198" (or something similar). Reading this headline it's like, 587km, WTF, where did that number come from? Why couldn't you just say in the headline "365 Miles", and then give the conversion in the story?? It just feels weird /rant

      Nope, if they're going to put miles in the headline, drop the .au altogether and just give us the American website. I doubt I would of clicked the article if they couldn't be bothered even converting distance before publishing in a metric system country.

        I agree. Zuckerburg said miles, not km.

          Exactly, I'd prefer that if it was a quote or specific sourced thing that they (all media) actually use the original value.

          I'm fine with them throwing in a conversion in the article like "He said he is going to run 365 miles (587 km) in a year", that feels natural. But we know sure as shit that Zuck wouldn't say that he was going to run 587km, and that is why it just feels weird when they state it like that in the headlines.

          It's like saying "US Police seized $127M worth of cocaine", I see that and think "It's the US, that's USD, but they've already converted it from $100M".

          I don't know, maybe I'm just becoming a grumpy old man...

            Being right and being grumpy aren't mutually exclusive. It was a problem a while back with pricing of computers, they didnt say if it was AU or US and had converted to AU

    What a weedy Nurd... I cycle more than that every single week

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