BRITISH double leg amputee and Paralympic gold medallist, Richard Whitehead, who was in Stratford-upon-Avon having completed the latest chapter in his marathon challenge which sees him run 40 marathons in 40 days.
The gold medal hero from 2012 stopped at the Shakespeare Hotel on Wednesday night after crossing the finishing line at Lower Clopton Farm, near Mickleton.
Richard is running the country end to end, from John O’Groats to Land’s End, to raise money for Sarcoma UK and Scope.
This morning (Thursday) he is due to set off on the next stage of his marathon quest from Lower Clopton Farm.
His run began last month and ends on 23rd September by which time he will have covered 977 miles.
Richard told the Herald: “It was day 27 of the marathons and a bit of a challenge in the rain.
"We set off from Solihull in the morning and made good progress to Stratford thanks mainly to the support we received on the way.
"I ended with a bit of a sprint and was delighted to see the group of well-wishers waiting at the finish line. I’ll get some rest and then it’s time for the next marathon—bring it on!”
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