Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, has initiated a social media 2016 running challenge. Monday evening, Zuckerberg took to Facebook to announce his 2016 resolutions, titled, “A Year of Running.”
In Mark’s original Facebook post he assured everyone that as daunting as this challenge may seem, it’s very doable: “This is a lot of running, but not a crazy amount. It’s a mile a day, and at a moderate pace it’s less than 10 minutes of running a day.” The comment section of Zuckerberg’s has been flooded with overwhelming support, with one follower stating: “You are so inspiring Mark Zuckerberg. You’re gonna lead a healthy year for many people. I can’t wait to see the change this challenge will bring to many around the world. Good luck everyone.” Zuckerberg has reciprocated the support of his followers, replying to nearly every ‘top comment’ on the feed.
An open Facebook group was set up (https://m.facebook.com/groups/954704787945183), stating: “We’re running 365 miles this year. We’ll discuss running adventures and experiences here. Posts in this group will be moderated to maintain quality.” As of Tuesday morning, the group has over 44,000 members – and with growing publicity, shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
Over the years, Zuckerberg has challenged himself to many resolutions – namely, last year’s “A Year of Books”, in which he started a worldwide, social-media-led online book club. Zuckerberg’s 2016 running initiative shows great promise to follow in the footsteps of last year’s success.
In the words of Mark himself, “Here’s to a healthy 2016!”
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