Tony The Fridge preparing to run length of UK

Post by George Dixon on 28th June 2013 in General industry

Tony The Fridge preparing to run length of UK

Tony Phoenix-Morrison, known to many as 'Tony The Fridge' for completing numerous challenges with a domestic appliance on his back, is planning to undertake his toughest run yet.

The 49-year-old has made headlines on a number of occasions, most recently in April when he ran a total of 60 miles around Newcastle's Quayside carrying a fridge in order to raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

In September 2011 he ran the Great North Run with a 40kg fridge strapped to his back, before returning the following year and completing 30 half marathons in 30 days, finishing up with the official Great North Run.

According to a report by The Shields Gazette, Tony now plans to take his trusty fridge on a tour of Great Britain, running from John O'Groats to Land's End. He will be aiming to complete 40 marathons in 40 days.

To prepare ahead of the start of the challenge on July 20, Tony ran the route of the Great North Run seven times between last Sunday and yesterday.

He told the newspaper: "It will be the toughest one yet and probably my last big event in England, but I'm not scared of failing.

"It's about doing something for those loved ones who have passed away, so when I see them again I can look them in the eye and tell them I tried my best."

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