Imagine 24 hours locked in isolation in a completely dark shipping container competing to see who can run the furthest on a TrueForm treadmill. Retired United States Marine, Major Brian Chontosh (aka “Tosh”) and three others (John Witzing, Josh Chessman, and Isaiah Vidal ) accepted this challenge to raise awareness around mental health with the Whiteboard Project’s LL24h.Read More
On Friday, September 28, 2018, John Witzing, Josh Chessman and Brian “Tosh” Chontosh entered individual shipping containers and spent 24 hours running on Trueform Runner human powered treadmills.Read More
A couple of athletes from Peterborough, Ont. undertook an unusual challenge on the site of the Spartan World Championships on the weekend, running for 24 hours in total darkness to raise awareness of mental health issues in the military and first-responder communities.Read More
Two Canadians are locking themselves inside shipping containers, and running for 24 hours. One of them is John Witzing, an OPP officer from Peterborough. He joins guest host Kristy Cameron on the Evan Solomon Show.Read More
When John Witzing, a police officer from Peterborough, Ont., carries water, a change of clothes and a carefully curated selection of fatty food into a shipping container near the banks of Lake Tahoe in northern California on Friday, his goal will be to run more than 150 km on the treadmill inside before he returns to the wider world.
He will have 24 hours to accomplish the feat.Read More
Concentration is crucial when running long distances. A fundamental component of this is the ability to ignore distractions, both external and internal. Focusing instead on the task at hand can move you toward the state of flow often responsible for athletes reaching the finish line without feeling pain or time passing.Read More