As 36,000 london marathon runners disappear over the horizon, they will be hoping to finish the 26 agonising miles as first as possible and be home for lunch; but for Phil Packer, an iraq veteran, it will be the beginning of a 2 week crawl to the finish line.
Following a rocket attack in Basra, Iraq, the Royal Military Police officer was left with a severe spinal injury. The major had been told he would never walk again, let alone complete a marathon. The wounded Iraq veteran will attempt to walk London marathon in crutches.
One painful step at a time, the marathon will take him almost two weeks, mirroring the feat of brain-damaged former boxer Michael Watson in 2003. It will be two miles a day for Phil.
His story is remarkable!
His main mission is to raise a million pounds for injured service men. To support Phil Packer run london marathon visit Phil Packer website
From here at dailyrunningtips, I wish Phil all the best!