Matthew Loddy completes grueling test to raise £45,000 for charity

When scaffolding boss Matthew Loddy drained his post-marathon pint of London Pride last Sunday, it’s safe to say he’d earned it.

For Loddy, the London Marathon was his 100th straight marathon in 100 days.

Incredibly it was also his fastest, at three hours and nine minutes.

The 46-year-old managing director of Framework Scaffolding Contractors undertook the grueling challenge to run from Lagos in Portugal to London to honour a promise to a dying friend and colleague to help cancer charities.

His former planning manager Phil Latham died aged 36 last April after a two-year battle against cancer.

To date Loddy has raised over £45,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

He told NBC News after Sunday’s marathon he was “blown away” to get his fastest time.

He added: “I’ve got a few blisters and my nails are all gone, but I’ve survived. Hopefully Phil’s up there thinking it’s a good job done.”

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