Monday, August 15, 2011

Extreme marathon man

"It's not the years, it's the mileage," says Lloyd Scott, paraphrasing his hero Indiana Jones.

The extreme fundraiser completed the London Marathon dressed as the intrepid archaeologist, dragging a 300lb (140kg) boulder in 2007.

But the challenge the 49-year-old is most famous for is walking the course wearing a deep sea diving suit in 2002.

Ten years on, the former footballer plans to repeat the feat for a second time, at next year's marathon, before retiring from the event.

Here's my exclusive BBC News story.

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