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Essex man completes 3 marathons in 3 weeks

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A man from Essex has successfully completed three marathons in three weeks for children’s charity Action Medical Research!

Pete Wiseman finished the London Marathon - the hottest on record - on Sunday 22 April in just over 5 hours.

Speaking afterwards the Claims Adjuster from Hockley said: “I was getting seriously tired towards the end but the crowds here in London were amazing; they really helped give that extra push to cross the line!”

Pete started his challenge on Sunday 7 April in Paris before heading to Brighton on Sunday 15 April.

In three weekends he has run a total of 78.6 miles in less than 15 hours.

Pete, who has three young daughters with his wife Louise, hopes to raise £4,000.

You can find out more information about Pete’s challenge here

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide children’s charity which funds desperately needed research to tackle the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children. It has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952 including helping to introduce the first polio vaccines in the UK, developing the use of ultrasound in pregnancy and testing the rubella vaccine.

The charity is currently funding research into conditions including asthma, prematurity, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy, brain cancer and some rare and distressing conditions.






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This press release relates to the earlier release sent on 3 April:


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Action Medical Research is a leading UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. For more than 65 years we’ve helped pioneer ways to prevent disease and develop treatments benefiting millions of people. Our research has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths. But we urgently need to develop more new treatments and cures for sick babies and children and we can’t do it without you.

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