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Man runs 19 marathons in 19 days to raise more that 83,000 pounds

Man runs 19 marathons in 19 days to raise more that 83,000 pounds

By Naveel Krishant
Saturday 23/05/2020
Christian Varley was welcomed at the final finish line by his father Tony

An Isle of Man athlete has run 19 marathons in 19 days raising more than 83,000 pounds for people affected by Covid-19.

Christian Varley was inspired to take on the challenge after witnessing the "devastating impact" the coronavirus pandemic had on the island.

He was cheered on from the roadside while sporting greats including Mo Farah, Geraint Thomas and Mark Cavendish sent video messages.

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An emotional Varley said it had been an "incredible" experience.

He added people are now receiving from the fund, and that's what he was trying to achieve when he set out to do it.

[Source: BBC]

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