Tony the Fridge ends marathon bid after two circuits

Post by George Dixon on 15th April 2014 in General industry, Refrigeration

Tony the Fridge ends marathon bid after two circuits

Fundraising hero Tony Phoenix-Morrison's attempt to run the London Marathon course four times in aid of a leading cancer charity had to be cut short after two circuits, as the Tynesider was suffering from sunstroke and heat exhaustion.

Nevertheless, he crossed the line on London's Mall just before 12 noon yesterday, where he was greeted by his wife and two of his children, although he immediately admitted "I've been very ill".

But his sense of humour was undimmed by his suffering, as he then added: "I'm trying to raise money for people who have been struck down with a sudden illness so maybe it was ironic".

He later admitted that carrying the 42kg (93lb) Smeg fridge was "something I never enjoy".

He had revealed that the weekend's challenge would be his last with the fridge, but that he wanted to attempt a John O'Groats to Land's End walk to continue his fundraising drive before finally calling it a day.

Donors can still support Tony's cause, by texting FRID93 followed by £1, £3 or £5, to 70070.

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