Canadian YouTube sensation and comic Cody Kolodziejzyk (Cody Ko) can be one of many many celebrities working within the 2023 TCS New York Metropolis Marathon on Nov. 5. The Calgary native shared the information on his Instagram and claims that he’s been coaching for months, with some pretty excessive expectations.
In an Instagram video, wherein Ko confirmed off his new high-cushion Brooks Ghost MAX trainers, he talked about his aspirations of profitable the marathon outright and the lads’s 30-34 division. Nonetheless, he rapidly modified his objective to turning into the highest Canadian YouTuber when he realized how briskly final yr’s winner, Evans Chebet, 34, was (2:08:41). Whereas we are able to’t verify the extent of competitors Ko will face within the YouTube division, his fiery coaching vlogs point out he’s in fine condition.
In his vlogs, Ko expresses his want to take care of a objective tempo for the marathon of round eight minutes per mile (5:00/km), which might lead to a projected ending time of round three hours and half-hour.
In the event you’re over 35, you won’t be accustomed to the favored social media persona and comic, who has greater than six million subscribers on YouTube and two million followers on Instagram.
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Past his comedic abilities, Ko has at all times been fairly athletic. He grew up in Calgary and attended Duke College within the NCAA on a swimming and diving scholarship. In 2011, he completed sixth general on the NCAA Diving Championships within the three-metre springboard occasion. This yr, Ko accomplished his first full Ironman in Australia, ending the gruelling race in 13 hours. Though swimming was his strongest self-discipline among the many swim/bike/run, he’s wanting to deal with the marathon once more.
As he ready for his first Ironman in April, he launched a YouTube channel about his health journey, titled “Cody Trains.” He took his followers alongside for the trip, showcasing the challenges and triumphs of endurance coaching. Ko will intention to enhance on his five-hour marathon ending time from Ironman Australia.
Ko gained’t be the one celeb within the 2023 New York Marathon subject. He can be joined by former The Bachelor contestant Matt James, Nev Schulman (the host of MTV’s Catfish), and future Corridor of Fame NHL defenseman Zdeno Chara.