YD Scuba Diving Forums banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,314 Posts
Imported post

Here we go again! Another link that doesn't work, at least not for me. :sofa:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,739 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Imported post

For the Luddites among you ;) , taken from Sky News:

RACE HERO CROSSES LINE


The British man who took over five days to finish the London marathon in a diving suit has done it again in New York.

This time, Lloyd Scott finally crossed the finishing line in Central Park six days after starting the New York Marathon.


The former fireman and leukaemia survivor trudged the entire course in a suit weighing nearly 10 stone.

Friends and supporters cheered as Lloyd made it through a blue ribbon in Central Park after 121 hours, having travelled the 26.2 mile course at turtle's pace.

Lead-weighted

The 41-year-old took on the marathon the slow way to raise money for cancer victims and the New York Fire Department.

Mr Scott crossed the finish line a little after noon, five days after the race got underway. He spent the nights at firehouses along the route.

The men's winner, Rodgers Rop from Kenya, completed the route in two hours eight minutes and seven seconds.

Mr Scott said his trek had been "hard going," especially trying to get up the span of the Queensborough Bridge in the lead-weighted boots.

'Encouragement'

"When you put on a 130-pound suit and physically try to get up those inclines, it wears you down a bit," he said.

He finished the London Marathon earlier in the year in the same deep-sea diving suit.

"It symbolizes the the battle of cancer and leukaemia sufferers, a long, slow, painful journey," Mr Scott said.

"It might give them some hope, some encouragement to fight their own personal battles."
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,314 Posts
Imported post

Thanks, Steve. The complete linked worked fine. Computers have minds of their own, don't they!
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top