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Ex-soldier from Swindon completes marathon challenge

Mike Buss
Image caption The challenge saw him cover 2,620 miles

A former soldier from Swindon has completed a challenge to run 100 marathons in 100 days to raise money for Help For Heroes.

Mike Buss, 36, says he has unofficially broken the world record after completing the challenge at the Birmingham NEC earlier.

He has been running on treadmills at 19 locations around the UK since June.

The challenge saw him cover 2,620 miles, raising £35,000 for the military charity.

In August, Mr Buss completed his 51st marathon in 51 days at a shopping centre in Kent, breaking the previous record of 50 marathons in 50 days.

He said he would report his latest triumph to Record Holders Republic, which deals with treadmill challenges, to have it verified.

Mr Buss is now planning his next challenge, carrying a 40lb pack up and down Mount Snowdon for 48 hours.

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