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Hugh Williams-Preece - Bruce 1987

Hugh Williams-Preece (Bruce 1987)Lisbon to London: 50 Marathons in 50 Days.

On the morning of 19th April 2010, Hugh Williams-Preece (Bruce 1987) will be stretching out getting ready to start a marathon run, 26.2 miles from leafy suburbs to the fountains of Trafalgar Square, London. Yet the real start for this British eccentric lay some 1,310 miles away, on the Atlantic windswept coast of Portugal. For if this unlikely forty-year-old endurance hero has been successful, he will have already completed 49 marathons in 49 days, in a life-changing attempt to run non-stop from Lisbon to London raising money for Marie Curie's Cancer Care.

Hugh was born in Anglesey in October 1969 - more tiny and premature than should statistically allow him to be here. A born vigour in the veins meant he kicked a little harder, got up and dusted down from the ground and tried again. And again. From the start here is someone who knows and loves physical and mental exertion. Aged eight, Hugh attended the Dragon School and then went on to Gordonstoun. With an emphasis on "Plus est en vous" (More is in you) ‘the school nurtured individual natural talents giving pupils a belief that anything is possible with the right commitment’.

To learn more about this adventure and to support Hugh, please check out his website:

www.50in50.co.uk

December 2009


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