Wimblington man completes Milton Keynes Marathon in five hours - despite having had a quadruple heart bypass in 2011
PUBLISHED: 17:24 11 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:24 11 May 2018
A Wimblington man completed a marathon in 28 degrees heat in just over five hours - despite having had a quadruple heart bypass in 2011.
David Middlemass, who turned 60 in November, ran the Milton Keynes marathon in blazing sunshine and ran across the finish line with his grandchildren in a time of five hours and six minutes.
His daughter-in-law Autumn Miller, of Doddington, said: “He wanted to run a marathon this year and started training in January.
“All the family think he’s really amazing and we are really proud of him. He’s done really well; it’s a massive achievement for anybody, let alone someone with heart problems.
“He trained all by himself as well. He decided he could do it and set himself a goal.”
“We all went and watched him but we were a bit worried because of the heat and his heart.
“He crossed the finish line with his grandchildren because that’s what he said he wanted to do.”
David is already looking into taking part in the Great North Run in September in Newcastle.