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Congratulations Gary McKee on Completing Your 365 Runs in 365 Days

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Gary achieved what sounded impossible, 365 marathons in 365 days. Gary and his team raised over Β£1,000,000, which is truly amazing. MissionCX are very proud to have been involved and sponsored Gary on day 321 of his 365 runs.

MissionCX Managing Director Ben Slater who ran part of 321 run day with Gary, said;

“The team at MissionCX had a truly inspiring morning with Gary and his team. So many takeaways. The importance of team and community when undertaking such a monumental task. The vision, grit and resilience of an individual, that can make such a huge difference to so many in need. The immense value of ‘role model’ and an ‘anything is possible’ mindset to all in our communities but in particular our youth. The short distance I ran with Gary and his team, gave a real context and perspective to what is a mind-bending undertaking. A real privilege to be involved and to contribute.”

Gary completed a marathon on every day of 2022 and hit his Β£1m target after completing his final run.

Gary McKee, from Cleator Moor, in Cumbria, began his challenge on 1 January, with donations to be shared between Macmillan Cancer Support and West Cumbria Hospice at Home.

The father-of-three often ran his 26.2-mile (42km) route before starting work at the Sellafield nuclear site.

As he crossed the finish line, he thanked the “fantastic” reception. Cheered on by crowds, he started his latest challenge at 08:30 GMT and finished at about 14:00 GMT in front of a fireworks display.

Mr McKee has gone through more than 20 pairs of trainers and run more than 9,500 miles (15,300km).

Speaking afterwards, he said: “The streets were lined. It was raining, but everybody was out clapping and shouting.

“It was fantastic seeing everybody there. It’s something I’ll always remember.”

Well-wishers with balloons spelling out "365" gather ahead of Gary McKee's final marathon

Director of funding and communications for Hospice At Home West Cumbria, Hayley McKay, said: “It’s difficult to put into words how grateful we are to Gary for taking on this unbelievable challenge.

“The physical and mental strength he has shown is incomprehensible.

“Gary has not only raised money for two fantastic charities, but he has also sprinkled magic on the local community and brought people together supporting him with the challenge.”

Macmillan Cancer Support executive director of fundraising, Claire Rowney, added: “Gary’s achievement and selflessness is off the scale.

“Every single day this year, this extraordinary man has put his body through a marathon to raise money for Macmillan and our friends at Hospice At Home West Cumbria.

“I can only imagine the self-discipline and determination required to achieve this and there aren’t enough words to express our heartfelt gratitude for everything that he has done to help Macmillan support people living with cancer at a time when they need us more than ever.”



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