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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.

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Marathon challenge is 'hardest thing I've done'

Paralympic sprint champion and double leg amputee Richard Whitehead has spoken about the difficulty of running 40 marathons in 40 days.

It is the hardest thing I have ever done. It is massive.

To run a marathon every day for 40 days obviously is going to be tough. I am a mentally strong person and I am physically able to do a marathon - hopefully I will be able to replicate that with the support of my team.

This is about giving up my time to hopefully open up opportunities for other people. I am good at running and hopefully I can inspire other people by doing something that I am good at.

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