Lloyd Scott MBE, from Rainham, was originally best known as a professional footballer. But since 1989 he has been devoting his time to all manner of weird and wonderful charity challenges - some of the strangest of which are below.
November 1993: Everest Marathon – Staged 18,000 feet up the world’s highest peak
July 1998: Completed 135 mile Death Valley ultra marathon in 140 degrees of heat
October 2003: Completed the world’s first underwater marathon in deep-sea diving suit in Loch Ness – taking 12 days
Oct-Dec 2004: Cycled Penny Farthing across Australia – Perth to Sydney nearly 3,000 miles taking 50 days
May 2005: ‘Swam’ from John O’Groats to Land’s End in swimming pool on back of a lorry, taking 12 days
June 2010: World's deepest underground marathon, 12,000 feet down a mine in South Africa
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