Aston Villa's Stiliyan Petrov to meet marathon runner at finish

Pete Gough started his 310-mile run on 22 July
Pete Gough started his 310-mile run on 22 July Credit: Facebook/Celtic to Villa Marathon

A long-distance runner who is undertaking a 310-mile marathon for charity is to be met by one of his heroes, former-Aston Villa player Stiliyan Petrov, at the end of it.

Pete Gough, 40, started the run from Celtic Park in Glasgow on 22 July and is hoping to reach Villa Park tomorrow (Saturday).

"Stan" Petrov was forced to retire from the game in May this year
"Stan" Petrov was forced to retire from the game in May this year Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

The run, replicating Petrov's transfer from Celtic to Aston Villa, will raise money for Cure Leukaemia. Petrov, 34, was forced to retire in May this year after being diagnosed with the disease.

Petrov revealed on Twitter earlier this week that he will meet Pete at the finish line tomorrow.

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Villa fan runs 310-miles for charity

A Villa fan ran 310 miles in 13 days for charity and was greeted at the finish line by his hero Stiliyan Petrov.