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Cancer patient in six marathons challenge

11 August 2014 Last updated at 13:48 BST

A 35-year-old man who has been diagnosed with bowel cancer has completed five of six marathons in six months.

Ben Ashworth, from Preston, who started his fundraising effort with a race in Blackpool, said he wanted to inspire his young children.

"I have three daughters and I want them to be proud of me and to know that my spirit wasn't dulled by having terminal cancer."

Mr Ashworth, who was a keen runner before his diagnosis, is hoping to raise money for several cancer charities with a fundraising campaign.

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