Billy Whyte, 10, ran 43km at home while stuck in self isolation because he wanted to complete a marathon. Awesome effort, he did it in 13 hours and only talk a half-hour break to watch Ice Age. Pictured with his four legged helper, Nova. Photo Patrick Woods / Sunshine Coast Daily.
Billy Whyte, 10, ran 43km at home while stuck in self isolation because he wanted to complete a marathon. Awesome effort, he did it in 13 hours and only talk a half-hour break to watch Ice Age. Pictured with his four legged helper, Nova. Photo Patrick Woods / Sunshine Coast Daily.

Self isolation no challenge for boy's marathon goal

TEN-YEAR-OLD Billy Whyte hasn't let self isolation stop him from reaching his goals, completing a marathon in his own home.

The Mountain Creek boy was inspired by a news story about a man running a marathon in his apartment and decided to give it a go.

"I saw some other man run a marathon in his apartment on the news, and I thought 'why can't I?'"

"It was pretty hard but I managed to do it in the end."

Billy Whyte at-home marathon 1:
Billy Whyte at-home marathon 1:

The Year 5 student and keen soccer player started by running laps inside the family's house before finishing it off by running around the block.

His mum, Sarah, said he completed the mission in just 13 hours, stopping only for a short half-hour break to watch Ice Age.

She said the family-of-five was handling social distancing well, making sure to keep Billy and his siblings occupied with school work.

"We've kicked into holiday mode now though," she said.

Billy Whyte at-home marathon 2:
Billy Whyte at-home marathon 2: