After completing 40 marathons in 40 days, Richard Whitehead is already planning his next challenge.
Richard Whitehead completes his 40th marathon in 40 days today.
Richard Whitehead, who is nearing the end of his attempt to run the length of Britain, has received a boost from a fellow charity runner.
Paralympic athlete Richard Whitehead MBE will receive an honorary degree from Nottingham Trent University later today.
Richard is the current world record holder for leg amputees in both the half and Olympic marathon distances. He is also the first ever leg amputee to complete the marathon event in under three hours.
This summer the Nottingham-born former Colonel Frank Seely School pupil ran 40 marathons in 40 days - from Land's End to John O'Groats - and raised more than £300,000 for charities Sarcoma UK and Scope.
The double amputee is to receive the Doctor of the University award and will be presented with his degree alongside Nottingham Trent University students at the Royal Concert Hall this afternoon.
The paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead has been nominated for the Athlete of the Year award. He is up against people like Mo Farah.
He won gold in the T42 200m at the London Olympics last year and, more recently, ran 40 marathons in 40 days for charity.
Richard Whitehead celebrated with his support team yesterday evening after completing his 40th marathon in 40 days.
The Paralympian hopes to raise £1million for Scope and Sarcoma UK.
He said it would be the biggest achievement of his life and today Richard Whitehead cried tears of joy as he completed his epic run of the length of Britain.
The marathon man from Burton Joyce in Nottinghamshire finally reached Land's End after running 40 marathons in 40 days for charity. Our correspondent Peter Bearne was there to meet him.
Richard Whitehead's Mum Geraldine and his wife Val Davies were at the finish line at Land's End to welcome him back this afternoon.
They spoke to ITV News Central after being reunited with him.
An emotional Richard Whitehead speaks to ITV News Central moments after finishing his fortieth marathon in forty days,
The Paralympian, Richard Whitehead, has completed his 40th marathon in 40 days. He is raising money for Scope and Sarcoma UK.
Richard Whitehead has crossed the finish line and completed his 40th marathon in 40 days.
Richard Whitehead has completed his 40th marathon in 40 days.