Slow motion marathon runner

Posted on May 13, 2007 

Slow motion marathon runner

One man is still running the London Marathon – and will not finish until Sunday.

Greg Billingham, from Poynton in Cheshire, is running the whole course in slow motion, reports the BBC.

The builder, who is raising money for Children with Leukaemia, is “running” one step every five or six seconds.

He set off with the 36,000 other runners on Sunday and reckons it will take seven days to complete the 26 mile course.

Mr Billingham said he has had lots of support on the route from people who have heard about his efforts.

“But it has been the cheering and support that has been fantastic. Even though I am last, there are a lot behind me.”

Mr Billingham has been practising on the building site he works on for weeks.

His boss, Steve Woodfinden-Lewis, said: “Greg is a character and it’s characters that make the world – we like characters.

“We do miss him and it has slowed down quite a lot without him being here.”

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