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Ex-stuntman Eddie Kidd completes London Marathon

Former stunt rider Eddie Kidd has completed the London Marathon - nearly two months after he started the race.

Mr Kidd, of Seaford, East Sussex, was left brain damaged after an accident in 1996 when he crashed his bike jumping across a drag strip.

He has been walking up to a mile a day since 17 April using a specially-designed walking frame, in aid of the charity Children with Cancer UK.

He crossed the finishing line on the Mall at 1830 BST.

Former boxer Michael Watson presented Kidd with his finisher's medal.

Watson, who was in a coma for 40 days after a fight with Chris Eubank in 1991, said: "I am so inspired by Eddie. He is a true champion."

Mr Kidd's wife Sami said she thought it was his greatest achievement.

'It's amazing'

She said: "It's incredible what he has done.

"I'm overwhelmed, it's amazing.

"If there's anyone out there that is disabled, or injured or sick, get some inspiration from this and don't give up."

During the 50-day marathon, the ex-stuntman was joined at various stages by film star Ray Winstone, comics Bobby Davro and Joe Pasquale, and Madness frontman Suggs

Mr Kidd, who spent months training for the event on Brighton seafront, has so far raised more than £72,000.

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