TNT Performance hosts 24-hour row & bike-a-thon for great cause

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BROOKFIELD (WITI) — It’s a 24-hour fitness session in Brookfield today, and it’s all for a great cause!

Many began rowing and biking at 7 a.m. Saturday morning at the TNT Performance. It’s a fundraiser for the ‘Multiple Sclerosis Run the U.S.’

Athletes Melissa Schmidt and Jake Thurner will each run the equivalent of a full marathon every day for up to a week.

Each relay athlete is asked to raise $10,000 dollars. Saturday’s marathon fitness session is an effort to support that goal.

“I’m running segment 1, so I’ll be running from L.A. to Barstow, California. That’ll be 151 miles in 6 days. The reason I really said yes to this event, I have a girlfriend who I invited to do the Zumba class here with us and she, because of her MS, can no longer do Zumba classes,” said Jodi Nogay, MS Ambassador/Fundraiser Coordinator.

For a donation of $20 today, you can row or bike for one hour — or participate in a kettle bell swing-a-thon challenge.