Tom Gardner predicted to Motley Fool members that the stock market would fall 10% from a recent high at least once at any point in 2014. Here’s the catch: if the market didn’t drop by that amount, Tom would walk 26.2 miles a day for five days using only a treadmill desk. Unfortunately for Tom’s feet, the market never quite dropped 10% (although the S&P did drop 9.86%, so this was a near miss!) – which brings us to today, as Tom prepares to make good on this vow.
Starting tomorrow, Tom plans to walk 26.2 miles a day in honor of DC Prep, a Washington, DC-based charter school network that’s dear to his heart. When all is said and done, Tom will have walked 131 miles – and maybe it’s crazy, but we want to top that number!
Full-time Fools can log individual miles through Saturday, July 16 as part of our #FoolsWalk131 challenge, which will award the top 3 Fools with Amazon gift cards. We’re raising the bar to back Tom and DC Prep – here’s how you can get in on the fun, too!
• Follow Tom’s live treadmill progress here!
• Spread the word on social media by tagging/following posts with the hashtag #FoolsWalk131.
• Check back soon for updates here and over at Fool.com!
Walk on, Fools!