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Grand Theft Auto V

Exercising Demons - Michael

Claire Farnworth
Playable Character’s Prerequisite
Michael Complete “Complications” and “Pulling Favors

Quick Mission Guide

Follow these steps to complete the mission successfully without worrying about medal requirements. If you need help with the Gold Medal, check here.

  1. Once you’ve completed “Complications” and “Pulling Favors”, meet Marry-Ann in Pacific Bluffs to begin this mission.
  2. Run! - After the scene has come to a close, race Marry-Ann down to Del Perro Beach to complete the mission.

Gold Medal Requirements:

  1. Contender - Win the race without using shortcuts.


As always with these missions, it helps tremendously if you have high stamina. This race is quite difficult to win and you have to continuously mash the sprint button or you will lose.

(1 of 2) Avoid oncoming pedestrians

Avoid oncoming pedestrians (left), and make sure to jump down the stairs as these will both slow you down. (right)

Make sure to stick tight to the paths, especially when turning corners. There is a stretch where you must run down some steps. You will probably be passed as you go down them because for some reason, Michael can’t run down steps at full speed but Crazy Lady (Mary-Ann) can. Don’t panic, just get to the bottom then spam that sprint button as fast as you can for the final stretch. You should just pip her to the post and get that gold medal.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Rockstar Games
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, PS5, Steam, XB 360, XB One, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    16 September 2013
  • Last Updated
    23 December 2023
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Claire Farnworth, Shane Williams

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