Wimblington man completes Milton Keynes Marathon in five hours – despite having had a quadruple heart bypass in 2011
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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.”
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“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.”
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David is already looking into taking part in the Great North Run in September in Newcastle.