Paralympian hero arrives in town today

Richard Whitehead winner of the 200m Men T42 Final'(Photo by Kieran Galvin/CameraSport) ''International Athletics - Sainsbury's Anniversary Games - Sainsbury??s International Para Challenge - Queen Elizabeth Park - Day 3 - Sunday 28th July 2013''� CameraSport/Kieran Galvin - 43 Linden Ave. Countesthorpe. Leicester. England. LE8 5PG - Tel: +44 (0) 116 277 4147 - admin@camerasport.com - www.camerasport.com
Richard Whitehead winner of the 200m Men T42 Final'(Photo by Kieran Galvin/CameraSport) ''International Athletics - Sainsbury's Anniversary Games - Sainsbury??s International Para Challenge - Queen Elizabeth Park - Day 3 - Sunday 28th July 2013''� CameraSport/Kieran Galvin - 43 Linden Ave. Countesthorpe. Leicester. England. LE8 5PG - Tel: +44 (0) 116 277 4147 - admin@camerasport.com - www.camerasport.com

Paralympian hero Richard Whitehead MBE is due to arrive in Ilkeston today ready for the next section of his epic 40 marathons in 40 days charity challenge.

Richard will arrive at the Victoria Park Leisure Centre tonight at around 5pm.

He will leave from the same spot tomorrow at about 11.30am.

Crowds are expected to line the start of the route as he runs from Ilkeston to Trowell, and on into his home town of Nottingham where he will join in a 5K fun run on Saturday.

The double amputee, who won gold in the 200m at last year’s London 2012 Paralympics, is running from John O’Groats to Land’s End over 40 days to raise money for charities Scope and Sarcoma UK.