Video report by ITV News Correspondent Ben Chapman


A father of baby twin girls has joined a growing and ever distinguished club in setting himself an epic challenge to raise money for the NHS. 

Asif Amirat began his mission at end of April after being motivated to raise money for NHS Charities Together after medics saved the lives of his daughters Sophia and Sarah who were born two months early at North Manchester General Hospital in January.

His task: to run 100 marathons in 100 days around his living room coffee table.

Mr Amirat is now over 70 days into his task and, as well as raising huge sums for charity, he has lost a huge sum in weight, shedding around 25kg over the course of his lockdown challenge. 

Mr Amirat tweeted ITV News presenter Mary Nightingale asking for support during his epic undertaking which sees him running six hours a day and she retweeted his request to her followers.

And the support he has received has helped him towards his goal as he reaches day 71 of his challenge.

Just 29 days and marathons left.