Athlete battling Parkinson’s disease sets 2 world records

Athlete battling Parkinson’s disease sets 2 world records

CHICAGO — Nothing stands in the way in which of American Ninja Warrior athlete Jimmy Choi, not even Parkinson’s illness.

Choi was identified at simply 27, which left him in a depressive state for years. It wasn’t till he took a fall down the steps, solely to look as much as faces of concern from his spouse and younger children, that he determined to make main adjustments for his well being and life.

He began small, simply taking walks across the block, however these walks became jogs and people became runs.

Now, Choi has run in over 100 half marathons, 16 marathons, an ultra-marathon and lots of extra athletic feats.

Choi has additionally set not one, however two, Guinness world data: chest-to-ground burpees in a single minute and chest-to-ground plyometric lateral push-ups in a single minute.

He says his best accomplishment has been his and his spouse’s advocacy work in researching Parkinson’s cures, together with elevating over $700,000.

Choi says he’ll at all times proceed pushing himself and being a voice for others within the Parkinson’s group.

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