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Marathon effort

PUBLISHED: 12:15 18 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:01 11 August 2010

Billy and Daniel

Billy and Daniel

TWO teenage runners gave a marathon effort to raise money for charity. Daniel Nichols, 19, and Billy Carr, 17, have raised more than £3,000 with an extraordinary effort to complete the London Marathon. The plucky pair finished the 26 mile course in 4 ho

TWO teenage runners gave a marathon effort to raise money for charity.

Daniel Nichols, 19, and Billy Carr, 17, have raised more than £3,000 with an extraordinary effort to complete the London Marathon.

The plucky pair finished the 26 mile course in 4 hours, 31 minutes, and raised valuable funds for Little Haven Children's Hospice.

The hospice helps youngsters with life threatening illnesses.

Billy, who attends Dagenham's Robert Clack Sixth Form, said: "It was absolutely amazing; the best thing about it is that we have raised money for an important cause."

The pair spent months training and were sponsored by friends, family, and local businesses.

They also received £1,000 from The Jack Petchey Foundation.

Daniel, from Winifred Road, Dagenham, added: "The run was excellent but it was difficult. We had no problems up to about 17 miles, but when we got to 21 miles I was really struggling. But we made it through and would do it again.

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