waves_of_light (waves_of_light) wrote in omonatheydidnt,

Sean runs 81.5 kilometers* for Liberation Day heroes

Former rapper-turned-philanthropist Sean ran 81.5 kilometers as a charity mission for descendants of Korean patriots from the Japanese Occupation during World War II.

Known for his avid running missions for charity for years, the celebrity ran the distance on Liberation Day on Saturday, according to his Instagram where he posted his mission result captured from a smartphone running app. It showed he started at 5:08 a.m. and finished in 7:58:26, burning 4,130 calories.

Photos and videos from his run were on Instagram, including the time he reached the 70-kilometer point when he and other participants were running in a heavy downpour. The other video shows him completing the course at Dongnimmun Gate in Seoul's Seodaemun-gu District.

Sean's Saturday action was part of the "2020 Virtual 815 Run," a campaign hosted by Miracle365 and sponsored by sportswear PROSPECS, convenience franchise CU and donation portals Happy Bean and Habitat Korea.

The campaign encouraged participants to "become an 815 runner and bear taegeukki (South Korean national flag) in your heart" to celebrate this year's 75th anniversary of the country's liberation from Japanese occupation and help descendants of patriots who were poor.

While the YG Entertainment celebrity ran 81.5 kilometers ― whose digits match the statutory holiday's date of Aug. 15 ― other participants could choose from 3.1, 4.5 or 8.15 kilometers and could donate either 45,000 won ($37) or 8.15 million won.

Before the Liberation Day run celebration, the hip-hop artist from Jinusean apparently prepared well, visiting the course and doing trial runs, according to his Instagram.

Snapshots of Sean from Saturday, when the weather was consistently rainy, showed his muscular physique with his abdomen muscles visible under a soaked T-shirt.

*50.6 miles for us Americans who has to google the conversion lol.

source: The Korea Times
Tags: charity, jinusean
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