England's 'Hardest Geezer' to run to Germany in Euro 2024 campaign

-Credit: (Image: Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)
-Credit: (Image: Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)


England's 'Hardest Geezer' said he is "buzzing to be back don't he road again" after announcing his intention to run all the way to Germany for the Euro 2024.

Russ Cook, 27, will set off from Wembley Stadium on foot on Tuesday in the hopes of reaching the city of Gelsenkirchen in western Germany by Sunday. If all goes according to plan, he will arrive just in time to see England take on their opening fixture against Serbia.

Following the 352-mile run, Mr Cook will run from city to city to follow Gareth Southgate and the rest of the England team throughout the whole tournament. Mr Cook previously rose to fame after completing an enourous trek from Cape Town to Tunisia in April.

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He said: "I am buzzing to be back on the road again. It’s going to be a race against the clock, but I’m determined to support Gareth and the boys.

“If people spot me along the way please feel free to give me a wave or even run alongside me for a while.”

Mr Cook's newest adventure will be sponsored by SPorts Direct and retro shirt brand Score Draw. He plans to donate his sponsorship to The Running Charity which supports young people who are homeless or have complex needs.

Throughout his journey, he plans to record regular videos to keep members of the public up to date on his progress via social media.