Man Walking Laps On Roof Creates Running Track Imprint

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report


This footage shows a self-isolating Chinese man who has created the imprint of a running track on his building’s roof by walking countless laps every day to avoid catching the deadly coronavirus.

The unnamed resident of Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province in south-western China, has reportedly been cooped up at home during the outbreak as health officials advise quarantining when possible.

But in an apparent bid to remain fit in order to survive any potential COVID-19 symptoms – or avoid contracting the virus in the first place – the resident has been doing as much exercise as possible with the limited space at his disposal.


While avoiding a gym or the streets outside, he has been walking round and round in circles on the roof of the residential building where he lives.

In the video captured from a tower block nearby, the man can be seen briskly walking on the roof by himself, while his footprints have created the imprint of a running track on the otherwise dusty ground.

The death toll from COVID-19 has reached 3,213 worldwide, including 2,871 in mainland China.

More than 94 ,189 individuals have been infected by the deadly disease, which has a mortality rate of around 2 percent.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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