Marathon man Gary McKee has been awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Copeland.
Mr McKee, who ran 100 marathons in 100 days for Macmillan Cancer Support, received the rare accolade – the highest a local authority can bestow – at a ceremony in his home town of Cleator Moor today.
Mr McKee said he was “humbled” to have received the accolade, and extended his thanks to all those who have supported him.
In presenting Mr McKee with his gold inscribed Freedom of the Borough badge, Copeland Mayor Mike Starkie said that his record-breaking marathons achievement earlier this year was “remarkable and truly inspiring”.
The £100,000 he raised took the total he has collected for Macmillan to over £300,000.