Marathon man Matt defies injury to complete iconic London race

Matt Halmshaw after completing the 2016 London Marathon.

Matt Halmshaw after completing the 2016 London Marathon. - Credit: Archant

A man from Chatteris overcame injury to finish the 2016 London Marathon in under five hours.

Matt Halmshaw travelled to the capital last Sunday for the big race, but pulled up with an injury just after the 18-mile mark.

Unperturbed, Matt soldiered on an finished the 26.2 miles in a time of four hours and 41 minutes.

Matt ran the raise in an attempt to raise £2,100 for Kidney Research UK. To donate, visit Matt’s Just Giving page at

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