Ellicottville man runs 50 miles in 24 hours

ELLICOTTVILLE, NY – Ellicottville’s Bradley Poole has taken on hundreds of miles in running challenges not once, but twice. It’s the third year and this time it adds a strength component.

“[People] everyone thinks I’m crazy, but those who really know me know my story, know why I do it and love why I do it,” said Poole, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at six days old.

Every day is a test of his stamina as his normal routine includes taking over 50 pills and several rounds of breathing treatments. On June 3, he tests his physical endurance with a 24-hour challenge.

Here is what it will do:

  • 50 mile run
  • 3,000 push-ups
  • 3,000 sit-ups
  • 3,000 squats
  • 1,000 tire rollovers (250 lb tire)
  • 15 km of bike ride

He doesn’t know when he’s going to sleep, but he’ll attack it five miles at a time and 300 push-ups, sit-ups and squats each session. He’s mostly worried about tire jumps, but there’s one thing that helps him out.

“I think of those who are very sick with CF or those I know personally who have already passed away. I want to help find a cure for everyone who has the disease,” Poole said.

Of babies born in 2019, half are expected to live to be 48 or older, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Poole is 34 years old.

“I want to help find a cure for everyone with the disease,” Poole said.

You can join Poole at Warrior Fitness in Ellicottville at 11 a.m. on June 3 and do your own variation on his workout or donate to help him reach his $25,000 goal, click here.

There will be a party and barbecue chicken on Saturday, June 4 at 11 a.m.

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