SMSU student to attempt ’10,000 & 24-hour’ endurance Test

A Southwest Minnesota State University student will attempt an unprecedented 24-hour fitness endurance test Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8 at the Marshall Area YMCA.

Rumen Hulmequist is a senior Exercise Science major from the Twin Cities who earned a two-year degree from Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

He transferred those credits into the SMSU Exercise Science degree program.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. on September 7 , and conclude at 10 a.m. on the eighth. He is calling it “10,000 24-Hour.”

It will consist of a 10-mile swim, and 10,000 repetitions, which will include a combined 10,000 push-ups, leg raises and jumping jacks.

He hopes to raise $10,000 for Lutheran Social Services and draw attention to the importance of cross-cultural adoption.

He is originally from Bulgaria and lived in an orphanage for the first four years of his life until he was adopted by his parents, Dale Hulme and Sue Quist.

“I’m just very grateful to have what I have,” he said.

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