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Sheffield mayor films himself eating ice cream while running London Marathon

Magid Magid said he was ‘doing fine’.

Sheffield mayor Majid Majid eats an ice cream on Tower Bridge (twitter.com/MagicMagid/PA)
Sheffield mayor Majid Majid eats an ice cream on Tower Bridge (twitter.com/MagicMagid/PA)

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield said he was “doing fine” as he munched an ice cream while running the London Marathon.

Magid Magid, who became the city’s youngest mayor when he was sworn in last May, took a video of himself enjoying the treat as he ran across Tower Bridge on Sunday.

The 29-year-old posted the video on Twitter and told his followers: “I’m doing fine…”

Tower Bridge comes shortly before the halfway stage of the race, which finishes on The Mall.

Magid, who moved from Somalia to Britain as a child refugee, is standing down as mayor in the forthcoming local elections and standing to become an MEP for the Green Party.

He has proved an unconventional mayor in some ways, labelling American president Donald Trump a “wasteman” and wearing Dr Martens boots in his mayoral portrait.

Last summer, he tweeted an open invitation to come and watch a screening of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again with him in Sheffield, an event that was attended by 200 people.

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