Man prepares to run Southampton marathon in memory of his mum
A MAN with cerebral palsy is preparing to run the Southampton marathon again in memory of his mum, who passed away from cancer.
Gus McKechnie, a T38-classified runner, will be raising money for Weldmar Hospice Care, which looked after his mum before she passed away.
This is not the first time Gus has taken part in the ABP Southampton Half Marathon.
He previously took part in 2018 and finished it in 8 hours and 24 minutes.
And then last year he finished the race in five hours and 59 minutes, which placed him fifth in the all-time rankings over the marathon distance for T38 runners in the UK.
Gus said: "I’m at a completely different place than where I was in 2018—both physically and mentally.
"I have also finally been able to put into perspective the shock of my mother’s heart attack caused by her cancer
"To anyone who is still thinking of signing up for one of the ABP marathons, I strongly recommend you do it.
"You will be supported all the way".