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Bklink: Check Out a Brighton Beach Original

February 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Check out Gary Atlas, who runs from Brighton Beach to Sea Gate, every day, in just his shorts. Even in the snow. “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, it seems, can stop him from running the boardwalk shirtless and taking a dip in the waters. It’s his daily routine, but this day stood out because it marks 500 days in a row. “Every day I look forward to it. It’s the highlight of my day,” said Atlas. Atlas, 57, begins his workout by his home in Brighton Beach on one end of the boardwalk and runs the length of it passing though Coney Island, until he gets to Seagate. Then he turns around and jogs back — an approximately five mile run. Along the way, he gets cheers from the construction crews, looks of disbelief from passersby and chuckles from tourists who want to capture the sight on camera.” There’s a full video report on the dude–NY1

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