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Dubai man plans to climb height of Burj Khalifa with son on his back

Former Royal Marine and fitness expert Nick Watson and his son Rio - a person of determination - will go up and down the staircase of their home 118 times in one go, equivalent to the Burk Khalifa's 829 metres

Dubai man plans to climb height of Burj Khalifa with son on his back

A local man and his son have announced plans to climb the equivalent of the Burj Khalifa to inspire people to stay at home and stay fit among the Covid-19 pandemic.

Former Royal Marine and fitness expert Nick Watson and his son Rio – a person of determination – will go up and down the staircase of their home 118 times in one go, equivalent to the Burk Khalifa’s 829 metres.

Watson and his son – along with his wife Delphine and daughter Tia – form TeamAngelWolf, which has a collective goal of raising awareness of healthy living and wellness. The latest event, Climb with Rio, is one of several similar events that the team has conducted.

“Our motto has always been togetherness and inclusivity, so the Climb With Rio challenge is our way of bringing people together at a time when many of us are being asked to stay apart,“ Watson said. “ Both globally and locally, we are all going through a really tough period and we believe that this is a great opportunity to spread positivity throughout our communities.“

“For those observing Ramadan, we also hope that our challenge can help raise awrreness of the importance of staying healtrhy and active while fasting during the Holy Month,“ he added.

Those hoping to join the chalelnge can do so between May 8 and 10.

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