NEXT STOP NEW YORK; Triple race challenge for marathon man.
Byline: Gemma Williams
A MARATHON man is chasing the challenge of a lifetime to raise money for disadvantaged youngsters.
Max Scott-Cook, of Penarth, is pulling on his trainers to attempt the mammoth feat of running in the Cardiff, New York Cardiff, New York is a small hamlet in Onondaga County, located south of Syracuse, New York. It was the site of the William C. "Stub" Newell farm where the "Cardiff Giant", a famous hoax, was "discovered" on October 16,1869. and London marathons.
And not only will the 59-year-old complete them within six months, he has set himself another marathon task to raise pounds 15,000 for Simon Weston's youth charity, Weston Spirit.
Max, who has already run in the Cardiff Marathon The Cardiff Marathon is an annual marathon race held in the Welsh city of Cardiff. The event is usually held in October and attracted over 1,270 participants in 2006 for the main marathon event. in September, will be tackling the famous New York New York, state, United States
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And he says he is determined to cross the finish line in all three marathons to give Weston Spirit a very special present for its15th anniversary.
'I wanted to do something for Weston Spirit because they do so much for disadvantaged children,' said Max, who hopes to raise pounds 15,000 for every year the charity has been in existence.
'Simon Weston is my hero and he has set an example to so may people.'
Falkland War hero Simon Weston is calling for people to get behind Max and help him with sponsorship.
He said: 'I think it's incredibly admiral but absolutely mad what Max is doing. To do three marathons in six months - it's hard enough doing one in a year.'
Max, who has only ever run the Cardiff Marathon before, says he hopes to hold a concert in Penarth in the new year to help raise money for Weston Spirit.
If you would like to sponsor Max, you can contact him on 029 2070 7411.