Paralympian's 40 marathon bid

Paralympic 200m sprint champion Richard Whitehead is about to complete his challenge to run 40 marathons in 40 days for charity. The double leg amputee will finish the grueling charity trek in Land's End today.

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Paralympian talks about toll of 40 marathons bid

The Paralympic sprinter who ran 40 marathons in 40 days has spoken to Daybreak of the toll the mammoth task has taken on his body.

Double amputee Richard Whitehead said he had "met so many inspiring people" on his journey.

He joked there would be "no running this morning" and had thought about throwing his running blades into the water when he finished, but had stopped when he thought of what his doctor might say.

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