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Duncan ready for New York Marathon

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A Tigers fan who admits he couldn't run for 30 seconds at the start of this year is set to take on the New York Marathon.

Duncan Stevens has lost 27kgs in nine months as he trains to take on 26 miles around the Big Apple on November 4 in aid of Get Kids Going, which provides specialist equipment to help get disabled children playing and taking part in sport.

Leicester-born Duncan, 38, a former pupil at Stoneygate and Uppingham schools, said: “I split my ribcage playing rugby when I was at school and it became a reason to stop playing sport. About 18 months ago a very good friend of mine was hit when she was cycling into work and it fractured her spine.

“She was in a spinal brace for a few months and weeks after it was removed she took on the London Marathon and did a personal best.

“I vowed to stop feeling sorry for myself and thought I would do it. After not having exercised for 19 years I began training in January. I would have been pushing it if I could run for 30 seconds but now I’ve lost 27kgs and have the running bug.”

To sponsor Duncan visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DuncanStevens