Planning to Live for 125 Years
26 September, 2013
Planning  to Live  for 125 Years
Georgian Traveler, sportsman and scientist and his interesting life story

Jumber Lezhava is the world citizen and sportsman. He is also a manifold record-winner as well as the champion included in the Guinness Book. Believe it or not, he has traveled all around the world by bicycle for five times. The French call him “King of Travelers”, Germans baptized him as “Picasso of travelers”, Russians refer to him as “Small Schwarzenegger”, Norwegians and Swedes - “Man – Legend”, and so
on and so forth.
In doing push-ups, one of the most complicated sporting variations, Mr. Lezhava has started from one hour-long exercises, then moved to six hours, then twelve hours and eventually reached 24 hours. Moreover, he has kept a series of push-ups during 100 days. These are the astronomical figures that exceed all kind of human possibilities.
Jumber Lezhava dedicated a half of his life to science. He worked with the world-famous mathematician-theorist Ilia Vekua as an experimental cyberneticist. He married at an early age. “I was successful in my profession on which I doted.” For one invention Mr. Lezhava received a state prize. He has been very sporty since childhood. “I was fond of traveling and traveled all around Georgia, basically on foot and in times of the Soviet Union - by motorcycle or by car. All of a sudden, I learned that I was ill with the gangrene of inner organs.”
Doctors told him that his intestines were damaged during a physical exercise. “Frankly speaking, I was fond of sport but I did not want to get head over heel in it, as my first love was Mathematics and Cybernetics. However, sport was necessary for me in order to stay fit and to be always able to withstand such hard mental task as the scientific work is.”
Doctors didn’t give him any chance; they said, he had only several months to live. But Jumber Lezhava defeated death thanks to superhuman stamina and will. He started his own exercises after he survived the clinical death. During the first surgical operation, doctors removed 3.5 meters of guts from his belly. After that, 8 months passed and I seemed to feel better.“ However, another operation turned out to be necessary and another 75 centimeters of guts as well as almost one half of the stomach had to be done away. “After that I resolved to fight for life. If I had surrendered, it would have meant sure death. I rejected the traditional medicine.”
First of all, he cleaned his poisoned blood; although, nobody knows, how he did it. It helped the heart to start working better, as well as his lungs, kidneys and stomach, and finally, his liver. That is how he became a professional sportsman. “After I set the first two world records, when I was traveling throughout Georgia and abroad as well, my wife died unexpectedly (The irony of fate! She feared her husband’s death who survived thanks to his superhuman vigor but shortly after passed away herself.)
This man has been traveling all around the world by bike. So, the danger has been his constant companion.
“I faced the death several times. When you are frozen and totally defenseless against the cruel nature, nothing is left but to await the end of life. However, I can tell you that nothing is as pleasant as being in the agony – at that time, you long for death and for finishing earthly life as soon as possible.”
But I am still here and I can tell you that I don’t feel either lack of energy or any other problem connected with health or mind. I dedicated one half of my life to science. Now I am giving it to sports and I am joking that I need another 25 years for analyzing both of them. Hence, it means that I have to live for 125 years. Nobody believes me but I am seriously thinking about it”, Lezhava notes in his 70s.
He is the man with an exceptionally big chest of memories, having visited almost all countries of the globe. “On entering the state, first of all, I would inquire about national libraries, schools, theaters. I had a lot of meetings at various ministries, at different National Olympic Committees. I saw all historical monuments made by man as well as untouched places of nature. I have collected immeasurable information. I have prepared materials for the electronic version of 55 volumes of my travels. Nobody has expressed the wish to help me publish them so far. I keep hoping; who knows what will happen?

Print
Other Stories
What makes Georgian fashion distinctive?
Georgian fashion and designers is becoming more and more recognizable, but what makes them unique?
NDI: Majority of Georgians support EU, NATO membership
Recent poll results released by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and CRRC Georgia revealed that the majority of respondents approve of the Government’s goal for Georgia to become a member of the European Union (EU) and NATO.
NDI: Majority of Georgians say no political party is “closest to them”
The U.S. National Democratic Institute (NDI) has today released the results of its public opinion survey. According to the survey, majority of the respondents say “no political party” is “closest to them”.
Human Rights Watch: Impunity for abuse by law enforcement officials remaines a persistent problem in Georgia
Impunity for abuse by law enforcement officials remained a persistent problem, - reads the Human Rights Watch Report 2020.
HRW 2020 report: media landscape shaken, labour law still not sufficiently regulated in Georgia
Human Rights Watch has published its 2020 report. The report includes information about media, judicial and political environment in Georgia.
British Ambassador congratulates Georgian people on Kalanda
British Ambassador to Georgia Justin McKenzie Smith congratulates Georgian people on Kalanda - Old style New Year.
Civil Aviation Agency calls on airlines registered in Georgia to refrain from using the airspace of Iran and Iraq
Georgia's Civil Aviation Agency calls on airlines registered in Georgia to refrain from using the airspace of Iran and Iraq
Georgia celebrates orthodox Christmas
Christmas in Georgia and in the Orthodox Christian countries is celebrated on the 7th of January. Part of the celebration is traditional Alilo March.
Mayor Kakha Kaladze switches on Christmas Tree in Tbilisi
Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze opened main Christmas tree in Tbilisi on the 25th of December. The tree was made in Milan and costs 304 848 Euros.
Pope Francis invites Georgian Patriarch Ilia II to Vatican
Pope Francis has sent a letter to Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II and commemorated the Patriarch's hospitality during his visit to Georgia three years ago.
Death of 15 years old Luka Siradze sparks controversies in Georgia
Opposition parties have issued a joint statement expressing their condolences over the death of 15 years old Luka Siradze.
Premiere of the film “And then we danced” to be held amid possible unrest
The premiere of the 2019 Swedish-Georgian drama film - And Then We Danced, directed by Levan Akin, is scheduled to be held at Tbilisi and Batumi cinemas today.
Explosion after Possible gas leak in Tbilisi
A natural gas leak is the suspected cause of an explosion that destroyed the part of a multi-storey residential building on Guramishvili Avenue in Tbilisi.
Exclusive interview with Gail Elliott
The name of Gail Elliott is known to anyone. She was among supermodels Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen and Claudia Schiffer in the 1990s.
Mountaineer and pioneer: Nick Erkomaishvili
In 1989 Nick Erkomaishvili and some friends agreed to guide a group of Swiss climbers to Mount Kazbek. This encounter led them to become the first Georgian tour operators. And they founded the one and only Georgian Mountain Guide School.
Police in Tbilisi detain 11 for child pornography
The Ministry of Internal Affairs has arrested 11 members of a criminal group on the charges of child trafficking and pornography.
“She had schizophrenia” – Mother of the perpetrator of the 3-year-old boy speaks out
On the 27th of August in Tbilisi an unknown woman suddenly approached to a three-year-old boy, walking with his parents and sister, and harmed his face with sharp instrument and escaped.
Dead woman found in Tbilisi
In Tbilisi suburb called Temka dead woman is found. According to unofficial information, the fire brigade was called by the neighbors.
Nik West and Niko Kandelaki publish their wedding video
Famous American singer Nik West and Georgian Niko Kandelaki got married on the 11th of May but have only just published pictures and video about their wedding.
16-year-old dies due to reanimobile technical problems
16-year-old boy, Luka Popkhadze, whose health condition worsened due to reanimobile ambulance vehicle technical problems, has died. He was in a coma for 41 days.
Crashes and explosions heard on the Rustaveli Avenue
Crashes and explosions heard on the Rustaveli Avenue,
3 year old child, stabbed by passer-by in Tbilisi, to be discharged from clinic today
The 3 years old child, who was stabbed by a passer-by, will be discharged from Zhvania Clinic today,
After ten days of filming Fast&Furious, Tbilisi citizens have something to joke about
Filming of The Fast and the Furious 10 was started on the 18th of August in Georgia (It will take part in two cities – Tbilisi and Rustavi) and will last until the 20th of September.
Guram Sudadze’s Georgian hand made cars
There are people who make cars in their garages all around the world and Georgia is no exception.
Georgian wine company “20%” against Russian occupation
Ana Gabriadze and Nika Markozashvili are Georgian entrepreneurs living in the village of Ditsi near the occupation line.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
17.01.2020
18.01.2020
USD
1
USD
2.8818
2.8781
EUR
1
EUR
3.2158
3.2002
GBP
1
GBP
3.7639
3.7556
RUB
100
RUB
4.6718
4.6888
Other Stories
World famous British singer Jessie J has decided to wear clothes made by Anouki Areshidze, Georgian designer and wife of the mayor of Tbilisi.
Bassiani, one of the most popular underground clubs not only in Georgia but throughout Europe as well, has opened today
An amazing video made in Georgia by tourists from the Philippines have gone viral on the internet.
Over the recent two days May 12-13 Tbilisi city saw a peaceful protest rally in the center of the city.
Hundreds of people took to the main street Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi to protest the raid in Tbilisi’s popular night clubs.
Two bear cubs listed as endangered on the red list were handed over to Tbilisi Zoo,
Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze and Deputy Tbilisi Mayor Ms. Sophio Khuntsaria have gifted a food stand
Pamela Anderson, famous Canadian American actress and model has appeared in the chic sunglasses by internationally acclaimed Georgian designer George Keburia.
A ski lift accident in Georgia’s eastern Gudauri resort,in particular at Sadzele 5 lift, has left 8 people with injuries.
The ski lift in Gudauri winter resort in Georgia has broke down in the aftermath of which several people have been injured.
GEL Exchange
USD
1
USD
2.8781
EUR
1
EUR
3.2002
GBP
1
GBP
3.7556
RUB
100
RUB
4.6888
January 2020
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31