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How courage runs in a family. Widow and son reveal plan to climb Everest.

Watch this: It's a great example of how courage can run in a family.

The widow of the former St Helens Rugby League player Steve Prescott has revealed tonight she's joining a challenge in his memory to climb Everest and she's taking her fourteen year old son with her.

Steve was 39 when he died after a seven-year battle with cancer.

Throughout his illness he raised thousands of pounds for charity with a series of endurance events.

On tonight's Granada Reports Steve's widow Linzi and his 14-year-old son Taylor exclusively revealed they're taking part in the Everest challenge in October. It was a privilege to interview them

They will climb with 40 others who include friends and supporters. They will take the amount raised to over a million pounds.

More info at steveprescottfoundation.co.uk If you want to sponsor Linzi and Taylor here's the link https://www.justgiving.com/LinziTaylor/

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Heartbreak for St Helens' Martin Murray as fourth title bid ends in defeat

It was heartbreak again for St Helens' Martin Murray as his fourth world title attempt ended in defeat once more against Arthur Abraham in Germany.

The defending WBO super-middleweight champion won a split points decision 115-112, 112-115, 116-111 to retain his belt.

Murray had little success in the opening rounds in Hanover and was caught by a straight, powerful right hand in the third.

It was not until the sixth that Murray landed something meaningful, forcing his opponent back on to the ropes with a right hand, but Abraham responded with a counter to mark the Briton's face.

The champion twice caught Murray in the seventh but he landed the best punch of the fight in the next round, catching Abraham with a big right glove.

Murray was deducted a point, after a couple of warnings, in the 11th for using the shoulder, which all-but ended the 33-year-old's hopes.

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