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Newry boy Alfie Pentony (7) runs marathon distance to fund breakthrough US treatment for his Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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Alfie Pentony

Alfie Pentony

Alfie in his special chamber

Alfie in his special chamber

Alfie in his special chamber

Alfie in his special chamber

Alfie Pentony with his mum Colleen, dad Jamie and brothers Lucas and Jamie

Alfie Pentony with his mum Colleen, dad Jamie and brothers Lucas and Jamie

Alfie Pentony

A primary school pupil from Co Down is running the length of a marathon to raise funds for his battle against a muscle wasting disease.

Alfie Pentony (7) from Newry was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in November 2016 after complaining of constant pain in his legs.

His mum and dad Colleen and Jamie have searched far and wide for trials to help combat DMD, which can cut life expectancy to around 20 years.