Sunday, 17 April 2011
A Lone Marathon Runner
In a few hours hundreds of trainer clad people will set off round the streets of London in the annual marathon. Each will have their reason to complete the 26.2miles and I wish them all the best.
However, I would like to wish an extraordinarily brave man all the best too. He is Major Al Jarvis, who will be attempting to run in full body armour weighing 13kg, around the main operating base in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, which is home to Task Force Helmand HQ, His marathon won't be as scenic as the London streets as it's approximately 26 laps of the operating base.
Major Jarvis broke his back, left hip and right ankle in a parachute training exercise three years ago. You can read his story here.