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Veteran, Brian Wood, set to complete 635-mile marathon challenge to commemorate British Soldiers who died in Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

On November 25th, Brian Wood MC, will complete his Ultimate Sacrifice Challenge, having run 25 marathons in 25 days to raise money to support Walking With The Wounded and those who served. He will be joined by Fergus Williams, CEO of Walking With The Wounded, who will support him through the final 5 miles of the challenge.


Brian took on the Ultimate Sacrifice Challenge to run 1 mile for every member of the Armed Forces who died during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. He initially aimed to raise £20,000 for WWTW but thanks to the generosity of hundreds of supporters, his fundraising total currently sits at just over £70,500

Commenting on the challenge so far, Brian said, “I wanted to pay my respects to the 635 people who gave their lives during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Running 635 miles over 25 days has not been easy but it is no comparison to those who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice. I have been humbled and overwhelmed by the generosity and support I have received from so many of the public over the past month. This support will help to spur me on over the next few days to the finish line. Thank you to everyone who has donated, run, walked, cycled and cheered me on from the sidelines.”

Fergus Williams, CEO of Walking With The Wounded, added, “Everyone at Walking With The Wounded is so impressed and humbled by the incredible challenge that Brian is undertaking on behalf of those who served. His achievement so far is superhuman and although Brian still has a few more miles to go, we are all cheering him on to the finish line. The amount that he has raised so far, will make a fundamental difference to the lives of our veterans and their families and it will make a big difference to the number of ex-military that we can support through our mental health and employment programmes.”

On November 25th, Brian will start his final marathon from Hogmoor Inclosure at 08.00 and aims to complete his 635-mile challenge at the same location between 14.30-15.00. 

Donate to Brian's challenge, here.