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Finish line in sight for epic ’10 Million Metres’ challenge

The start of the Dubai Marathon got underway this morning
The start of the Dubai Marathon got underway this morning

Alex Flynn, the British ultra-endurance athlete, is set to complete his epic ’10 Million Metres’ challenge today.

He has already covered the majority of the distance through a combination of cycling, climbing, running and kayaking, including a traverse of the US in just 35.5 days.But Alex, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2008, will conclude his incredible feat at the Dubai Marathon today.

Alex Flynn, ultra-endurance runner
Alex Flynn, ultra-endurance runner

Listen to an interview with Alex ahead of today’s marathon, here: http://www.lloydbell.co.uk/access/client_zone/DUBAI_ALEX_FLYNN.mp3

His next challenge is Pacific Row 2014, when he will row 2,100 nautical miles from the eastern coast of the UK to Hawaii in a bid to raise money for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust and The Firefighters Charity.

The first training exercise, which involved his co-rower Darren Taylor, took place yesterday. More information and media coverage can be found in the Latest Coverage pages of the Palamedes PR website.

Palamedes PR would like to wish Alex the very, very best of luck today.

By Mick Blight

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