Disabled Shropshire man completes seven-day marathon feat

A wheelchair-client from Shropshire has finished his test of participating in seven long distance races on seven landmasses in seven days.

Darren Edwards, from Shropshire, began in Antarctica on 31 January and got done with a long distance race in Miami.

The World Long distance race Challenge additionally saw him take in Africa, Australia, the Center East, Europe and South America.

He said it had been a “genuinely extraordinary tornado of seven days”.

Mr Edwards was left deadened starting from the waist after a climbing mishap in North Grains in 2016, however said he had “wouldn’t allow handicap to prevent me from thinking beyond practical boundaries and taking on extreme difficulties”.

The West Felton occupant said he had been on “an excursion of rediscovery” since his physical issue and in June 2021 he kayaked from Land’s Finish to John O’ Groats with a group of versatile globe-trotters.

He was participating On the planet Long distance race Challenge to fund-raise for the Military Para-Snowsport Group and wanted to pay for harmed and injured veterans to appreciate high exercises.

Mr Edwards finished his penultimate long distance race, in Fortaleza, Brazil, on Monday in “developing intensity and mugginess”, prior to traveling to Miami.

After he finished the long distance race there at 08:00 BST on Tuesday, he said thanks to his allies previously “colliding with bed”.

He said his test had raised £48,000.

The previous Armed force reservist finished long distance races in Antarctica, South Africa, Australia, Dubai and Spain before he showed up in Brazil.

In the wake of completing his first occasion in quite a while, he said it was “the most difficult five hours and 50 minutes of my life, doing combating high breezes, frigid temperatures, 500m of climb, and snow floats”.

That was trailed by the “blistering and breezy” daylight of Cape Town and the “blasting evening heat” of Perth.

He depicted Madrid as a “tiring” long distance race, on “rutted roads” and said it was especially difficult on the grounds that he needed to rehash similar circle multiple times.

Mr Edwards said there had been calculated difficulties en route, as he got throughout 18 time regions and crossed the globe in only 168 hours.

Be that as it may, he said: “We have endured with coarseness and assurance.”

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