Man runs the length of a marathon on a 23-foot balcony during coronavirus lockdown

In hopes of limiting the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, countries across the globe have instituted lockdowns.

People who live in China, Italy, France and Spain — to name a few — along with several U.S. states have been required to remain indoors. But in order to stay sharp as a competitive runner, French restaurant worker Elisha Nochomovitz decided to run a marathon on his 23-foot balcony in Balma, France.

The 32-year-old Nochomovitz did so by running around 3,000 laps — back and forth — on his balcony to reach the 26.2-mile distance. He has competed in 36 marathons, but Nochomovitz told CNN that the balcony marathon was by far the most challenging.

Elisha Nochomovitz, a 32-year-old restaurant worker living in France, ran the length of a marathon (26.2 miles) on his 23-foot long balcony while the country is on lockdown.https://t.co/pGpC0ahzDDpic.twitter.com/sLx1rmF9kn

— CNN (@CNN)March 24, 2020

Nochomovitz completed the marathon attempt in just under seven hours (6:48). The constant changing of directions and the struggle to maintain a pace with just 23 feet to work with had a significant impact on that time. But still, what an effort.

Nochomovitz added that he dedicated his marathon to the health workers trying to fight the pandemic in France.