“Just remember that difficult doesn’t mean impossible and with the right mindset impossible actually says I’m Possible.”
We recently marked an incredible achievement for marathon man Gary McKee, who this year took on the epic challenge of completing 110 marathons in 110 days in memory of his father Victor - coinciding with Macmillan Cancer Support’s 110th anniversary.
Gary, from Cleator Moor in Cumbria is well-known for his legendary challenges, having pushed his body further and further since he began fundraising for Macmillan in 2003. Some of his epic feats over the years include cycling across Brazil, climbing Kilimanjaro, trekking through New Zealand and running from Land’s End to John O’Groats to name a few. In 2017 Gary ran 100 marathons in 100 days, and this year decided to take this challenge up a few notches!
Spurred on by the ongoing support from his family, friends and the local community (many of who have joined him along the way) - and encouraging messages from the likes of Mo Farah, Sally Gunnell and Kevin Sinfield - Gary successfully completed his remarkable challenge equating to a colossal 183 miles per week and raised over £133,000 to be shared between Macmillan Cancer Support and local charity, Hospice at Home West Cumbria.
The money raised by Gary will make a huge difference to people living with cancer at what has been an incredibly challenging time during the pandemic.
We're pleased to hear that this print will take pride of place in Gary's gym and are looking forward to seeing where his challenges take him next!
Visit Gary’s fundraising page here.