Charity runner completes epic endurance challenge

Post by Tom Williams on 12th September 2013 in Refrigeration

Charity runner completes epic endurance challenge

A charity runner has succeeded in carrying a 42.5kg fridge from the top of Scotland to the south of Cornwall, completing 40 marathons in 40 days.

Tony 'The Fridge' Phoenix-Morrison crossed the finish line at Land's End this morning, bringing his epic challenge to a close.

According to a report by The Cornishman newspaper, Tony covered over 1,053 miles during his time on the road and was said to be overjoyed at completing the challenge – something he did not believe he'd manage on a number of occasions.

“This really was the final chapter in a group of ‘impossible’ challenges I have set myself over the last couple of years. I’m happy to have finished," he said.

"My idea was that if I could carry something heavy on my back it would signify the burden of cancer. I hope to help people fighting the disease - hopefully it gives them hope."

Tony, who has been raising money for The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, said while the challenge had been "long, arduous and rough", the support he received along the way kept him going.

The 49-year-old confirmed that he was now going to take "a bit of a holiday".

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