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Cheshire dad runs to the London marathon before competing

Whilst many of us could easily admit to a marathon chocolate eating session over the weekend, we meet the man from Cheshire who's running eight of them this week.

Dad of two Simon Benbow from Nantwich set off from his home this morning, he'll be running to London where he will then take on the marathon. He's doing it to raise money for a cancer charity after he lost his mum to the disease as well as surviving skin cancer himself.

Sarah Rogers has been to meet him:

Follow Simon's progress here and find out more about more about the charity as well as donation information here.