Kane and able? 600 laps of a tennis court to fight COVID-19

Cornes during Port Adelaide’s pre-season time trial in 2014. Picture: Sarah Reed.

Cornes – a self-confessed workaholic and exercise freak – is in the midst of two months of forced quarantine at dwelling right after returning to Adelaide this week from a fortnight of working in Melbourne.

He has a treadmill at dwelling but is now preparing to deal with his fifth marathon – a 42.2km epic all around his tennis court – to elevate funds to struggle the coronavirus.

His marathon PB is 2hrs 35mins but expects Sunday’s operate to choose him nearer to 4 hours.

The 37-yr-aged has calculated each individual lap of his tennis court is about 70m, indicating he will have to complete additional than 602 laps to strike his purpose, but he will be guided by his Garmin look at for affirmation.

Cornes designs to begin the operate about 11.30am right after he seems on Channel 9’s The Sunday Footy Exhibit, and stated he would operate just about every lap in an anticlockwise path which will no question be brutal on his knees.

The retired three hundred-gamer is performing the operate to elevate funds to help the Healthcare facility Investigation Foundation’s Fund the Combat campaign, in a bid to fund a clinical trial to uncover a treatment and vaccine to quit COVID-19.

He hopes to elevate $3000 and is presenting prizes for these who donate and can guess closest to his ending time.

The link to donate is at https://give.everydayhero.com/au/kane-s-tennis-court-marathon-for-fund-the-struggle and by lunchtime on Saturday he experienced now handed $1700 elevated.

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