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Dad breaks world record with daughter

A dad in Texas, Callum Neff, has won the Katy Half Marathon last Saturday while pushing his 11-year-old daughter in a pram

 

The speedy father managed to shave two minutes off the Guinness World Record for running the fastest half-marathon with pram in tow.

He filmed his entire run and is hoping the documentary evidence will be enough to give him the pram-pushing title thanks to his 1 hour 11 minutes and 27 seconds finish.

It seems his daughter’s in-carriage support helped him along and she clapped and cheered him across the finish line. It seemed only right she got to wear the winner’s medal.

An oil field operations manager, Callum said he was just happy to share this “truly epic day” with my youngest daughter.

“It shows that anything is really possible and that being a dad and working doesn’t mean you have to give up on other dreams and hobbies.’

Callum Neff isn’t the only runner donning his sports kit with his kids.

Gary Fegan has begun preparing to run 400 miles to raise vital money and awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a disease that his five-year-old boy Cormac suffers from.

The condition affects thousands across the UK so Gary has decided to encourage donations to Harrison’s Fund.

He will start by running a mile and adding another each day until finally, for the last four days, he is running an entire marathon.

Cormac and his family hit the news last year when he became the first child to receive a new treatment for the condition.

Once a keen triathlon competitor, the 43-year-old Scot said: “Before Cormac’s diagnosis, I spent up to 18 hours a week training but gradually the training has fizzled away to nothing, the bad eating and drinking habits took over.”

Now he’s brushing off his trainers and getting back on the road.

The main goal however is to support research into his son’s disease.

“Whilst I’ve a personal aim of breaking some bad habits, the big aim is to raise funds for Duchenne research and also raise awareness of the ongoing fight to access Translarna in Scotland and the rest of the UK.”

The founder of the Harrison’s Fund, which is named after a nine-year-old boy from Surrey who also suffered from the condition, said this wasn’t the first time Gary had helped the charity.

 “Gary has been a fervent supporter of the charity for the last few years and has undertaken many fundraising events for us in the past, including our epic Greatest Ironman Challenge last year.

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