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Hampshire wheelchair athlete completes 30 marathons in record challenge


A man from Hampshire has today set a new record by becoming what's thought to be the first person ever to complete 30 marathons in 30 days in a wheelchair.

David Williamson completed the epic feat at the international birthplace of wheelchair sports, Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

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David is hoping to raise £30,000 for the charity LimbPower and two children who are close to his heart: Felicity from Hampshire and Emerson from Surrey.

David had both of his legs amputated when he was a baby.

Felicity lives in Havant, Hampshire, with her parents and brother. She has undiagnosed genetic conditions which doctors believe cause a number of different issues.

Felicity attended today's event with her family

Emerson developed a cyst on his spine when he was 2 and has been paralysed from the waist down ever since.

David has been a big inspiration to young Emerson and encouraged him to push his limits