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Marathon veteran is in the running for charity

Thursday, 23rd August 2001.

A VETERAN of three London marathons is heading to the Big Apple to run this year's New York marathon for a children's charity.

John Hazard, a 37-year-old bricklayer from Rushmere Place, Haverhill, is hoping to raise 1,000 for Get Kids Going.

The charity provides general and sports wheelchairs for disabled children and young people.

A sports wheelchair costs about 3,000.

John said: "I had decided to run in New York so I thought I would raise money for charity. My sister Angela is 21 and is in a wheelchair so that swayed me."

He has another 10 weeks of training and is looking forward to the race on Saturday, November 4.

Local steel erectors AJM got his sponsorship off to a flying start with a 200 donation and Just Cuts hairdressers have bettered that by 1.

Patrons of the charity are former Olympic great Sebastian Coe and multi-medal wheelchair athlete and London marathon winner Tanni Grey-Thompson.

Haverhill Weekly News

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