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Ex-rider Eddie Kidd completes marathon two months after starting

Former stunt rider Eddie Kidd has completed the London Marathon nearly two months after setting out on it.

The daredevil motorcyclist, who was left severely disabled after an accident 15 years ago, has been walking up to a mile a day since April 17 to raise money for charity.

He crossed the finishing line in the Mall in central London at 6.50pm on Monday and was presented with his finisher's medal by former boxer Michael Watson.

A spokeswoman for the walk said it had raised £75,000 so far, for Children with Leukaemia, and the Eddie Kidd Foundation, an organisation which supports the treatment and rehabilitation of stunt performers and professional extreme sportsmen and women.

Kidd, 51, was supported along the way by celebrities such as Ray Winstone, Joe Pasquale, Suggs and The Stereophonics.


From Belfast Telegraph