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Zombie Elvis in 'world's dullest' marathon

Mr Goldsmith
Image caption Mr Goldsmith, 43, who works as a postman in Ipswich, does a "low budget" Elvis tribute act under the name Harry Isaac Presley

A postman has dressed as a "zombie" Elvis Presley and run 17 times around a village in the "world's dullest marathon".

It was the second time Simon Goldsmith has done the run after he "invented" it in 2015 having failed to get a London Marathon place.

Speaking after his five-hour run, Mr Goldsmith said: "It was great.

"Right from the outset about 15 or 20 people ran with me and throughout the day others have joined me."

The run for charity took place in Martlesham Heath, Suffolk.

Mr Goldsmith, 43, who works as a postman in Ipswich, does a "low budget" Elvis tribute act under the name Harry Isaac Presley.

He began his 2015 marathon dressed in full Elvis gear, but eventually stripped down after it "got a bit hot".

Image caption At the end of his gruelling run, Mr Goldsmith's zombie make-up remained in place

This year he upped the ante by running as a zombie version of "the king".

He said his zombie make-up held throughout the 26.2 mile (42.1km) run.

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Image caption The Martlesham Heath circuit takes in Eagle Way and the village green - several times
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Image caption Running as a zombie Elvis would save him getting his Halloween suit cleaned, Mr Goldsmith said

He is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. He has so far raised more than £700.

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