Paralympic champion starts 40 marathon charity run

Paralympic 200m sprint champion Richard Whitehead has set off on his ambitious run to complete 40 marathons in 40 days for charity, a challenge he has said will be the "hardest thing I have ever done".

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Richard tweeted: And we are off! Next stop Lands End.
Richard tweeted: And we are off! Next stop Lands End. Credit: Twitter/ Richard Whitehead

The double leg amputee, who defended his world 200m title just weeks ago, starts his gruelling charity trek from John O'Groats to Land's End today, heading to Lands End.

Read more and donate on Richard's website.

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Paralympian's 40 marathon bid

Paralympic 200m sprint champion Richard Whitehead is running 40 marathons in 40 days for charity. The double leg amputee starts his gruelling charity trek from John O'Groats to Land's End today.