No, Biden didn’t run a mile and did 36 push-ups and 11 pull-ups
US President Joe Biden, 80, ran a mile in five minutes and did 36 push-ups and 11 pull-ups, according to a health report in early 2023.
In mid-February 2023, multiple Twitter accounts claimed that results from a health exam showed US President Joe Biden was able to run a five-minute mile and did 36 push-ups and 11 pull-ups.
A sample tweet claimed, “President Biden did 36 push-ups, 11 pull-ups (not the kind he wears), and ran a mile in just under 5 minutes, according to his physical fitness test results.”
This claim originated as satire and came from @MarcusGAnthonya Twitter account that describes itself as a “political prankster.”
Many other reports seemed to take the claim seriously, but it was clear that this was a satirical post as we found no evidence in his health report that Biden was capable of these physical feats.
Released on February 16, 2023, from the White House and signed by Kevin C. O’Connor, the president’s physician, the report said nothing about Biden’s physical abilities. Instead, it was noted that he “continues to exercise at least five days a week.” The report detailed some of Biden’s minor health issues, including non-valvular atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat, hyperlipidemia, or high cholesterol. The most notable update since Biden’s last physical in November 2021 was his coronavirus infection over the summer. O’Connor concluded that Biden was “a healthy, vigorous 80-year-old man capable of successfully carrying out the duties of the Presidency.”
Biden was sighted jogging back to the White House from Marine One after his investigation. His health was a point of contention in the 2020 election and questions remain about his physical and mental fitness ahead of his possible re-election bid in 2024.
We rate this claim as “originating as satire”.
O’Connor, Kevin C. President Biden’s Current Health Summary. February 16, 2023, February 22, 2023.
Olorunnipa, Toluse and Yasmeen Abutaleb. “Biden remains ‘healthy, strong,’ says doctor after physical.” Washington Post, February 17, 2023. www.washingtonpost.com, February 22, 2023.
Twitter, accessed February 22, 2023.
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