Gary Mckee: Cumbrian man completes 110 marathons in 110 days challenge

  • Video report by Ryan Dollard

A Cumbrian man who has taken on the incredible challenge of running 110 marathons in as many days has finished his final 26.5 miles.

Gary McKee, 51, has raised more than £128,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and West Cumbria Hospice at Home so far.

He ran his first marathon on February 1 of this year and completed his last at Wath Brow Hornets amateur rugby league club in Cleator.

Everyday he has ran in a sponsored vest carrying a different message. Until restrictions changed Gary could only run with one other person, his friend Michael Watson.

From former Scotland footballers, to the stars of stage and screen Gary's extraordinary powers of endurance and determination have won him legions of celebrity admirers.

None more special than the friends and family who have supported him every step of the long, long way.

Groups of people cheered Gary en route and a welcome party waited at the finish line to congratulate him.

Sue McDonald, Macmillan fundraising manager for Cumbria, said: "The achievement and the money raised by Gary will make a huge difference to people living with cancer at what has been an acutely challenging time during the pandemic."

  • Find Gary's fundraiser page here.