Ely Marathon man Alex Watson, 77, to take on his last London challenge
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A 77-year-old man from Ely is to tackle his final London Marathon this weekend in aid of a charity that helped save his life.
Alex Watson is to travel to the capital to take on his tenth and final 26.2-mile challenge on Sunday in aid of Prostate Cancer UK, which helped him overcome the disease.
Alex has already raised over £1,880 for the charity, and his wife, Lynn, says their neighbours had a big part to play in raising such an impressive sum.
She said: “About five of our neighbours got together and we held a sale outside our house.
“We sold car boot sale items and refreshments and did really well so I’d just like to thank everyone for their support.”
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Lynn also admitted that she will be relieved to see Alex finally hang up his running shoes.
“I’ll be glad when it’s over!” she said.
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“He hasn’t ran one for the last five years but I’m sure it’ll be a good day.”
The race’s oldest runner is 83-year-old Kenneth Jones, from Strabane in Northern Ireland.
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