CFer Takes on 24-Hour Fitness Challenge

When 29-year-old Josh Llewellyn-Jones from Cardiff, UK was born, doctors only gave him a 10 percent chance of making it through the night. Thankfully, despite being born with cystic fibrosis, Josh made it through the night and has followed the sage advice given to his parents ever since: make sure he exercises.

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According to a report in The Mirror, Josh never wavered from his fitness routine. He trains for up to three hours each day, more on the weekends, to make sure he’s as fit and healthy as possible. While others train to look their best, Josh trains to stay alive.

In a bid to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis and money for vital research, Josh had often taken part in events for the U.K. charity, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, raising more than £600,000 so far. He hopes to add a further £100,000 soon when he embarks on a 24-hour fitness challenge that includes a 10-mile row, a 10-mile run, 100-mile cycle, 10 miles of cross training, and 3,000 sit-ups. Find out more about Josh’s challenge here.

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