Man Ticketed For Jogging Backwards

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Apparently when the founders of our country added the first amendment protecting freedom of speech and expression, those expressions did not include jogging backwards.

A Florida man, Alex Mesa, who has become and internet for running backward the past six years on Miami Beach has just been ticketed for his bit.

The Huffington Post is reporting that over the weekend officers stopped Mesa during is run to write him up for obstructing traffic. According to police, they were responding to a call claiming Mesa was jogging between cars.

Mesa however thinks he was targeted because of past drug charges.

He makes exercise a priority, especially since he learned he was HIV postive in 1993. Mesa also suffers from cirrhosis, a liver condition, which steams from his former drug use.

However Mesa has now dedicated his life to physical fitness, and plans to continue his practice of running backwards. Saying, “Every time I take one step jogging backwards I dedicate it to [God] because that is a miracle. I represent what supposedly is not possible.”

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