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A disabled adventurer from Shropshire has just completed seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.

Darren Edwards from West Felton, who uses a wheelchair, took part in the World Marathon Challenge in Antarctica.

He completed a marathon a day in South Africa, Australia, Dubai, Spain, Brazil and the US.
Mr Edwards, a former Army reservist, suffered a life-changing spinal cord injury while mountain climbing in 2016. He was preparing to start a job as a history teacher when he was injured in North Wales, leaving him paralysed from his chest down.

After starting his marathon challenge in Antarctica, he travelled to Cape Town, Perth, Dubai, Madrid, and Fortaleza then finished in Miami on 6 February. He raised money for the Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team, a charity that supports wounded, injured and sick military personnel. In a Facebook post, he said he would be “crossing over 18 time zones, spending over 54 hours in the sky, and spanning the globe in just 168 hours”.

All of that was done with a hand-cycled bike!!!

He raised nearly £60000 for charity and completed the race with his quickest marathon being completed in 2 hours and 23 minutes.