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Richard Whitehead Runs Britain!

Richard Whitehead

Why would anyone run a marathon a day from John O'Groats to Land's End? The answer is simple - to prove that any barrier can be overcome.

British double leg amputee and Paralympic Gold medallist, Richard Whitehead, is running a marathon a day this summer from John O'Groats to Land's End, championed by Virgin Media, in order to raise money for Sarcoma UK and Scope.

Richard - "I'm living proof that having a disability shouldn't stop you from achieving your goals. I'm a strong believer in living a life without limits, what my life has been about is accepting who you are and making the most of it. Once you've done that, you can push the barriers as far as they'll go".

"Winning a Gold medal at the 2012 Paralympics in London was a stepping stone on this mission and the Run is the next stage for me. Hopefully I can pass on a message of hope through my dedication to sport and be an inspiration to all".

The run started on 13th August and on Friday 20th September Richard enters Cornwall.

Richards aim is to raise £1 million and you can help in one of the following ways:

  • Run with Richard - join him for a section of the run in Cornwall
    Friday 20th September - Lewdown to Liskeard
    Saturday 21st September - Liskeard to Grampound Road
    Sunday 22nd September - Grampound to Helston
    Monday 23rd September - Helston to lands End
  • or you can make a donation via his website

Click here to register to run with Richard and get involved!