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Local stroke survivor to run the Jersey Marathon

Stroke survivor Anthony Lewis is aiming to run the Jersey Marathon this year.

The local man completed first completed in five days in 2010. At the time a devastating stroke meant he could barely use his right leg and arm.

This year the 46-year-old wants to run it.

He has been pounding the ground two or three times a week and can now jog 20 laps of a running track.

His ambition to run comes as The Stroke Association Jersey is named as the charity for this year's Standard Chartered Marathon.

Anthony raised £25,000 when he last completed the marathon and he and his training partner, fellow stroke survivor Nicole Le Miere, are hoping to raise even more awareness this year.

The Stroke Association Jersey offers help to every victim of stroke in the island; at least 125 happen every year.

The charity is thrilled Nicole and Anthony are taking part.

Nicole and Ant are both stroke survivors and they're just inspiring lots of people hopefully to take part; people can take part in a team event and run for the Stroke Association - and just trying to raise that profile, so more the merrier.

– Tracy O'Regan, Stroke Association