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Whitehead's 40 marathons

Paralympic champion Richard Whitehead has completed his challenge to run 40 marathons in 40 days from John O'Groats to Lands End.

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Richard's multi-marathon challenge is underway

Richard Whitehead's challenge begins in John O'Groats Credit: ITV News Central

Paralympic champion Richard Whitehead started his cross-country challenge of 40 marathons in 40 days today.

The Nottinghamshire runner is hoping to raise £1million for charities, Scope, and Sarcoma UK.

The 37-year-old began his run in John O’Groats this morning, and will finish he day 26 miles south in Blackness, in the Scottish Highlands.

Richard Whitehead's challenge begins in John O'Groats Credit: ITV News Central

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