‘Are you all training for the Olympics or something?’ British soccer player, 27, is ‘shocked’ at the fitness level of the average Aussie
- A British man has revealed how shocked he is by the fitness levels of Australians
- Former professional soccer player Daniel Olaniran made a TikTok video about it
- In the viral video he questioned the need for Australians to run 5km a day
A British athlete has expressed his shock over Australian’s ‘extreme fitness’ levels after discovering many ‘run five or 10kms’ for fun.
Former professional soccer player, Daniel Olaniran, from the UK, posted a video on TikTok ranting about how fit Australians are.
‘Is it just me or is the average Australian training for the Olympics or a heavy-weight lifting title?,’ Daniel asked in the video.
Former professional soccer player, Daniel Olaniran , from the UK, posted a video on TikTok ranting about how fit Australians are
The 27-year-old told FEMAIL he is blown away each morning when he goes to his local oval and finds dozens of people running for fitness.
‘People in the UK would never just run five or 10kms unless they were an elite athlete,’ he said.
In his video, which has been seen by more than a million people, Daniel says ‘every single Aussie’ he speaks to runs daily.
‘Yea mate, just run 5kms today. Still got 10k,’ he said, mimicking an Australian,
’10k for what bruv? What are you training for,’ he asked.
Daniel now runs a training business in St Leonards and says he sees people training all through the morning.
The British man expressed his shock over Australian’s ‘extreme fitness’ levels after discovering many ‘run five or 10kms’ for fun
‘I know it is exaggerated because of Covid but even when gyms were open there would be ten or 15 runners at a time between 7am and 10am,’ he said.
Daniel was shocked when he saw how well his video did – but one look at the comments show how much people enjoyed the cheeky clip.
Some people revealed their drinking habits make it important to exercise more to keep in shape.
Others couldn’t believe the soccer player had never come across people who run ‘a cheeky 5k’ a day before, despite living in Holland, the US, UK and Italy.
One woman said the good weather and beach lifestyle are key contributors to Australian’s love of exercise and fitness.
Some people made up fun reasons why they need to train hard each day.
‘It is so we can carry all nine of mum’s Woolies bags from her car,’ one man laughed.
‘Is it just me or is the average Australian training for the Olympics or a heavy-weight lifting title?,’ Daniel asked in the video
‘We ain’t losing to the emus again,’ another said.
While a third said it is because Australian cereal boxes inspire the everyday person to ‘be a tank’.
Some blamed Australia’s harsh environment for the need to exercise.
‘We need to be able to survive everything trying to kill us,’ one woman said.
The former professional soccer player said even his athletic friends don’t exercise as much as Australians
Another clarified saying it is important to be able to outrun magpies and drop bears.
Some people from the UK also commented on the post.
‘Totally agree, moved tor the Gold Coast and everyone here is shredded,’ one British woman said.
‘I moved to the Sydney’s eastern suburbs and having a six pack is almost a pre-requisite here,’ said another.