Paralympian Richard Whitehead passes through Penzance on marathon mission
Richard Whitehead, British Paralympic Gold medalist and double leg amputee, finishes his epic 40 marathons in 40 days challenge at Land’s End later today.
Our video shows him on the final leg of his mammoth 977-mile marathon as he ran through the streets of Penzance.
The first Paralympian to achieve this, Richard is raising money for Sarcoma UK and Scope and is sponsored by Virgin Media.
Richard said: “Despite the constant aches, pains and endless hills there was one thought that kept me going. That thought was a determination to prove that anyone and everyone can live a life without limits. Once you have accepted this, you can push the barriers as far as they can go. I hope I have been able to leave that message with the people across Britain!'
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Throughout his sporting career, Richard has competed at the highest level for Great Britain. He is currently the World Record holder in both full and half marathons, but he’s also one of the world’s best sprinters – and the current Paralympic and World Champion in the T42 200m winning Gold at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
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