Friday, May 11, 2012

Diving suit man denied London Marathon farewell

What do Indiana Jones, St George and Brian the Snail from the Magic Roundabout have in common?

They are just a few of the characters Lloyd Scott has adopted as his guise to complete the London Marathon over the years.

This year, the 50-year-old extreme charity fund-raiser planned to repeat the feat he is most famous for - walking the course wearing a 1940s deep-sea diving suit.

But marathon organisers have rejected his plans because a rule-change has meant competitors must complete the course within a day.

Here's my BBC News article.

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