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A Royal Marine attempting to run 630 miles of the South West Coastal footpath in just 10 days has had to abandon his challenge.
Barry Gray had aimed to cover almost two and a half marathons a day while climbing more than three times the height of Snowdon.
But three days into his epic challenge the Marine, who was part of a team that recreated Shackleton's epic 800 mile sea and mountain crossing from Elephant Island to South Georgia, has had to pull out due to injury.
Writing on his Facebook page he said:
It is with great sadness that I must tell all that I have had to end Solo 630 early with a serious knee injury, currently twice its normal size.
This event was a huge undertaking and risk of injury was always high. I stopped on 210 miles in 3.5 days having climbed 40000 ft. It has been humbling to see so much support from all walks of life, I am truly gutted.
This however was never about me it was for my cause and the Royal Marine family, I Hope everyone sees the positive from this and that although I did not complete it, the profile and awareness of the RM charity has improved significantly. My apologies and thank you to all of you, you have been amazing and I will never forget it. Baz
He had hoped to raise £10,000 for service charities, including one called The Baton.
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Former Sergeant Alexander Blackman - also known as Marine A - was jailed for life after being convicted of murdering the wounded Afghan captive in September 2011. The MoD has banned military men and women from attending the rally as it has been labelled as a political protest.
A former marine, who helped organise tomorrow's rally for Alexander Blackman, says the MoD's response is "very, very disappointing".
John Davies says he's not surprised that military personnel will face disciplinary action if they show support for the Plymouth-based Royal Marine jailed for murdering an Afghan insurgent.
He claims 1400 people are expected to attend tomorrows march:
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