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Tuesday 8th of April 2014
Car Hire Manchester Airport would like to congratulate the student who completed the marathon in a very unusual way.
The Great Manchester Marathon becomes the first marathon to be completed by somebody on a pogo stick. Student Jack Sexty from Staffordshire started out on Sunday morning and reached the finish line in the early hours of Monday.
The 26 mile route took the student around 16 hours, which he completed aiming to raise £2,000 for charities Alzheimer’s Research UK and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Jack said, “I had never felt pain like it. When I finished I just wanted to lie on the floor and stay there. Maybe in a month’s time I might think about getting back on a pogo stick and doing some other challenge but at the moment all I can think of is sleeping.”
It could also be a new world record for the furthest a person has travelled on a pogo stick in 24 hours. Guinness World Records have confirmed they have been in contact with the student and are awaiting his evidence to verify the claim.