Marathon Man UK Breaking world records for every childhood every day of the year

Rob Young, Marathon Man UK

After watching the 2014 London Marathon, and feeling inspired by the fundraising stories he heard, Rob Young– nick-named ‘Marathon Man UK’- set out to complete his very first marathon.

365 days later, he completed his 370th marathon. 

In summer 2015, Rob broke the record for the longest ever run without sleep - over 373 miles.

"Pushing myself on a daily basis and raising money for charity is a dream come true for me. I had a difficult childhood and don't want other children to have a similar experience to me. Along the way I'm meeting the most incredible people and I'm so proud to say that I've inspired people to start running and much more."
Rob Young

Making a difference

So far, Rob has raised a staggering £62,400 for his chosen charities and he doesn’t intend on stopping there.

If you wish to support Rob, you can visit his Just Giving Page to make a donation. 

A massive thank you!

A big #ThankyouThursday to everyone who's supported @NSPCC - your stories are inspirational. 

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How can you get started?

Here are some top tips to help you start training

  • Get in racing shape - Use an official training plan
  • Dress the part - wear cool clothing and trainers that fit your feet perfectly
  • Give your bones extra TLC
  • Don't just run - do other exercise to improve your overall fitness and give your bones a rest

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