'Diver' finishes marathon.
April 19, 2002 10:47 AM   Subscribe

'Diver' finishes marathon.
Next time we complain about lugging our heavy shopping home, lets spare a thought for this guy. To raise money he donned an 1940s diving suit and battled on to complete the 26 mile London Marathon. I tip my hat to you sir.
posted by monkeyJuice (11 comments total)
Pictures here and here.
posted by panopticon at 11:10 AM on April 19, 2002

That's just awesome. Hats off to this man.
posted by riffola at 11:31 AM on April 19, 2002

Now that is motivated !
posted by a3matrix at 12:00 PM on April 19, 2002

The guy is a star. I heard him getting interviewed on BBC Radio 5 an hour or so ago and he was really emotional.
posted by jackiemcghee at 12:33 PM on April 19, 2002

What a jackass.
posted by pjdoland at 12:51 PM on April 19, 2002

A jackass who raised at least £80,000 for a childhood leukemia charity.

Who's the jackass now?
posted by Danelope at 2:06 PM on April 19, 2002

More pictures here...
posted by shinybeast at 3:14 PM on April 19, 2002

I wonder if anyone who is 120lbs overweight ever ran a marathon (er, walked a marathon)? Is this comparable?
posted by culberjo at 4:06 PM on April 19, 2002

From the article:

He has already completed the Everest marathon, walked across the Sahara, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua in Argentina.

Now that is pretty sweet.

The dive suit is a very bizarre thing to do, if for a good cause. Wonder how he came up with the idea.
posted by birgitte at 4:18 PM on April 19, 2002

I think he mentioned something about wanting to find the slowest way to do the marathon. His initial idea was a chainmail suit of armour, but then he switched to a divers suit.
*thanks for fixing my busted link mefi person*
posted by monkeyJuice at 4:41 PM on April 19, 2002

And I thought I was being put out by growing my hair out to 12" for Wigs For Kids.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:40 PM on April 19, 2002

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