Two marathons in two days to support friend

A FORMER London 2012 Games Maker is putting himself through two marathons in two days in order to

A FORMER London 2012 Games Maker is putting himself through two marathons in two days in order to help out a friend.

Jason Neilson, 42, of Cleethorpes Athletics Club, is going to run over 50 miles in order to help young starlet Zac Shaw realise his dream of going to Rio 2016.

He will be taking part in both days of The Wil-Lec Vigilantes Maravan at the Thorpe Park Holiday Centre in Cleethorpes – which sees runners making seven laps of the site each day.

Zac, 19, is a 100m and 200m runner – as well as being a talented long jumper.

He is visually impaired and competes in the T-12 category, as he has a hereditary condition called Stargardt disease, which has meant his vision has been getting progressively worse during his teenage years.

But he has set his sights on competing in the next Paralympics and is already showing signs of medal-winning credentials.

He has already won two silver medals at the UK School Games and is currently ranked second in the country for his events.

Read more: Grimsby Telegraph

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