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Bristol runner Ben Smith Completes 401st Marathon in 401 Days

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posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 10:55 AM
An absolutely stunning achievement has just been completed.
34-year-old Ben Smith was bullied as a child and suffered depression as a result through his 20's , he took up running as a therapy which led to his 401 challenge to raise as much money as he could for two charities close to his heart , Kidscape and Stonewall.

Today Ben has completed his 401 challenge.

On September 1st 2015 I will be embarking on a challenge of a lifetime which will see me run 401 marathons in 401 consecutive days around 309 different locations of the UK. The aim is to raise £250,000 for two fantastic charities, ‘Stonewall’ and ‘Kidscape’. Both these charities work tirelessly to combat bullying in our schools and society.
Ben's 401 Challenge website

Ben being interviewed yesterday.


edit on 5-10-2016 by gortex because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 11:13 AM
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My knees hurt just reading this headline.

I can't even understand how this is possible. Jeeze, that's absolutely incredible. I couldn't even imagine doing one marathon.

posted on Oct, 5 2016 @ 12:24 PM
He should have left his hair and beard grow for the 401 days, then he would be the real-life Forrest Gump.

I had no idea there were that many marathons in the UK!

posted on Oct, 6 2016 @ 01:50 PM
Video of Ben Smith as he crosses the finishing line and an interview with the man.

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