Toughest CEO in the valley? Mark Zuckerberg says he completed the grueling Murph workout in a record 39:58 mins. This would place the Facebook CEO in the top 5 at the 2015 Crossfit games.

Via Facebook / @Mark Zuckerberg

‘I try to do the Murph challenge with the girls every Memorial Day as a tradition to honor those who defended us,’ Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook. With this one revelation, he is more than likely the fittest CEO not only in Silicon Valley but of all Fortune 500 companies. Our assumption is backed by Joe Pompliano’s tweet, ‘Mark Zuckerberg says he completed the Murph workout today in 39:58. 1-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, 1-mile run…all with a 20lb weighted vest. That time would have placed him in the top 5 at the 2015 Crossfit games. Super impressive.’

Zuckerberg’s time of 39.58 mins is extremely impressive. Had he competed in the 2015 Crossfit games The Facebook CEO would have come on 5th position.

The Meta boss indulged in a gruesome session that is equal parts physically and mentally challenging to mark Memorial Day in honor of fallen soldiers and ‘those who defend us.’ The strenuous routine is named after Michael P Murphy, a U.S. Navy Seal that involves 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, and a mile-long run. The tech tycoon made matters even more challenging by wearing a 20lb weight around his chest. His workout buddies were none other than daughters August, 7, and Max, 5.

His young daughter also participated in the challenge.Via Facebook / @Mark Zuckerberg

Reportedly, Zuckerberg was in the top 200 of tens of thousands of participants who have taken on the ‘Murph Challenge’ at the time of his post. “One of Lt Murphy’s favorite workouts was running a mile, then doing 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, and then running another mile — all while wearing a 20lb weighted pack. This year I got it done in 39:58. The girls did a quarter-Murph (unweighted) in 15 mins!” No stranger to fitness, Zuckerberg has always maintained a healthy lifestyle, explored in detail below-

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Mark Zuckerberg leads an incredibly active lifestyle –
In an interview, Zuckerberg said he fell in love with Brazilian jiu-jitsu. “The crazy thing is it really is the best sport.” He added, “From the very first session that I did, like five minutes in, I was like, ‘Where has this been my whole life?” The Meta CEO developed a deep-rooted love for combat sports in a post-covid era though he has always been enthusiastic about staying fit.

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One of the world’s top ten wealthiest men trained under Dave Camarillo, the former head BJJ coach at the American Kickboxing Academy, known for producing UFC champions Daniel Cormier and Cain Velasquez.

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Run, tycoon, run-
Facebook founder Zuckerberg never forgets to work out as it resets his body for a more productive day. The man who started all his mornings with a run stopped and chose to sustain an energetic lifestyle with other forms of exercise. Mark shared that while he loves working out, running is not something that helped him divert his mind away from work, so he just preferred to skip it. It explains why he took to jiu-jitsu and MMA (mixed martial arts) immediately; he is, after all, a man of unwavering focus.

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A CEO that surfs-
39-year-old Zuckerberg relies on fitness routines to keep his mind off bad news. He likes to surf every morning, “When you’re out there in the water, it’s pretty hard to focus on anything else,” Zuckerberg told The Tim Ferriss Show. “When you’re on the board, you’re focused on making sure you stay on the board and don’t mess something up.” he even took to healthy hobbies like foiling or riding a hydrofoil board that lifts you above the surface of the water.

He even got trolled for it on 4th July 2021, when the billionaire posted a video of him hydrofoiling and holding the American flag while John Denver’s ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ played in the background. On an eFoil, a surfboard-like device, Zuckerberg turned into fodder for netizens who dubbed the video cringe worthy and Zuckerberg the weirdest billionaire ever. One man suggested that the video was so bad it could bring about peace through the common ground in the U.S. Another tweeted, “I wish they could bring John Denver back to life so that he could sue Mark Zuckerberg for this.”

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