Paralympian runs 40 marathons

A paralympian has completed 40 marathons in 40 days, finishing in Land's End yesterday

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Paralypian completes 40 marathons in 40 days

The Paralympic gold medallist set off from Helston early yesterday Credit: Tim Goode/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Paralympian Richard Whitehead completed his 40th marathon in Land's End yesterday.

After starting his first marathon in John O'Groats, he ran more than 1500km. He undertook the physical challenge to raise money for Sarcoma UK and Scope.

Paralympian to complete 40th marathon at Land's End

Richard Whitehead will complete his final marathon later. Credit: Tim Goode/PA Wire/Press Association Images

After running more than 1500km, Paralympian Richard Whitehead is due to complete his 40th and final marathon today, finishing at Land's End.

He set off from Helston earlier today and has described the experience as like "a rollercoaster"


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