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Marathon Mick runs again!

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Olympic torch bearer Mick Cordall – who raised thousands of pounds for charity by running 28 marathons – is bringing his trainers out of retirement.

The 45-year-old, and his workmate Liam Morgan, 22, will dress in superhero costumes when they take part in Wakefield Half Marathon next weekend.

They are aiming to raise £700 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and their employer, Next, has already donated £400 to the cause.

Mr Cordall, of Lowfield Road, Hemsworth, hung up his running shoes last October after completing his 28th marathon.

He raised thousands of pounds for charities including the Prince of Wales Hospice and Cancer Research since taking part in his first event more than 25 years ago.

In 2012 he was recognised for his charity work when he was selected to carry the Olympic Torch through part of Ackworth.

Mr Cordall said: “I was going to give up after doing the York Marathon last year.

“Then I thought, why am I giving up something I enjoy after 30 years and I want to carry on raising money for charity.

“I’ve chosen to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust because it’s a great charity and I know a few people who have the illness .

“Liam is really looking forward to it because it’s something he’s always wanted to do.”

The half marathon starts at 10am on Sunday, June 29 at Nostell Priory. The pair will be collecting sponsorship on the day.

 

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