Daily Routine: Five things to do - 27 April 2020

Virtual and indoor sports top our list of five things to do this Monday.

Bored at home in isolation and finding yourself at a loose end?

It's Monday, the start of a new week, and we're here to bring you another five things to do from the comfort of your own home that will keep you happy, healthy and entertained.

1) Watch virtual sport

In case you haven't been following, the Tour de Suisse cycling race ran its first Digital Swiss 5 last week, with three cyclists per team racing on a virtual parcours.

Athletes such as Olympic road race champion Greg van Avermaet of Belgium and CCC Team took part.

What better way to kick start the week by re-living the action?

You can watch all five stages of the race again on the Olympic Channel (territorial restrictions may apply).

2) Take on the #TwoPointSixChallenge

The #TwoPointSixChallenge is a fundraising event established by the team behind the London Marathon, which should have taken place yesterday.

It involves people, and that can include you, taking part in challenges based around the number 26 or 2.6, to try to raise funds to cover the shortfall in charity donations caused by the current pandemic situation.

World Athletics president and Olympic champion Sebastian Coe was among those taking part, doing one 26-related task a day for five days.

More information on the 2.6 Challenge is available here.

3) Set a world record or three

Okay, maybe this one is a little tough. But you can still be inspired by someone who has managed to do exactly that.

Step forward two-time World Rowing Championships medallist Georgina Rowe.

The 27-year-old, who previously already held the world indoor rowing record over 5000 metres, has added to her collection with new bests over four minutes, the half-marathon distance, and the marathon distance.

4) Play makeshift golf/ping pong at home

At least, that's what Colorado Rockies baseball player Kyle Freeland has found himself doing.

Armed with just a golf club, table tennis ball, and a cup of water – plus a few props, at least he's finding ways to keep himself entertained.

He's not the first to do it, but a reminder you should be careful swinging a golf club around at home!

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5) Read Olympic champion Kyla Ross's story

Kyla Ross won gymnastics Olympic gold for Team USA at London 2012 aged just 15.

She remains, to date, the last person to beat Simone Biles in competition.

However, her career came to a sudden conclusion when the U.S. National Collegiate Athletics Association ended all collegiate sports in March.

Ross, now 23 and a senior in college, was forced to retire by the coronavirus pandemic.

In an interview with the Guardian, she said: "Usually, you have this expectation in your mind of how you want your season to end and you usually have control of being out there on the competition floor. But just having the news given to you and told that you’re done is the hardest."

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