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Liverpool man attempts 40 marathons in 40 days

Steve Hill
Image caption Steven Hill is raising money for Zoe's Place Baby Hospice

A man from Liverpool is attempting to run 40 marathons in 40 days to raise money for a children's hospice.

Steven Hill, 39, from West Derby, said he wanted to mark his 40th birthday by doing something for charity.

He set off on his first run from Lord Street at 0930 BST, and is aiming to run 26.2 miles in and around Liverpool for the next 40 days.

Mr Hill is raising money for Zoe's Place Baby Hospice, which cares for babies who are terminally ill.

Mr Hill, himself a father, said: "What a way of celebrating life, by giving back to terminally ill kids. I'm 40 this year, let me do something for my 40th as well.

"I want to look back and say 'I've done something for somebody else', and I want people of Liverpool to be proud of me.

"I'm going to be running around town, down streets anywhere from Crosby to Ormskirk, anywhere around this area. I want people to beat, clap, anything that's going to support me. It's going to be fun, I'm looking forward to it."

He added: "I can stop at any time, the parents of the children who go to the hospice, they can't, they've got to see to the end of their journey.

"I just want to give people hope and to do something for kids."

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