Man runs 1,009 miles across Britain while carrying fridge

Sept. 12, 2013 at 2:42 PM
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LAND'S END, England, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A 49-year-old British man says he raised more than $63,000 for charity by running 1,009 miles across Britain with a refrigerator on his back.

Tony Phoenix-Morrison, 49, arrived at Land's End, England, Thursday after starting his run in northern Scotland 41 days earlier, The Mirror reported.

Phoenix-Morrison, who ran with a 93-pound Smeg fridge on his back, said his run resulted in multiple donations to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, which is dedicated to the early detection and treatment of cancer. The donations included more than $63,000 from the fridge's manufacturer, Smeg UK.

"When I set out on this challenge, I genuinely had no idea how far I would get. I wanted to try something so hard that nobody could be certain of its outcome," Phoenix-Morrison said. "All I could do was try to prepare myself physically and mentally as best I could."

"At the end of this I feel humbled really," he said. "I have had so much support and generosity from the British public from the top of Scotland all the way down to the bottom of England. It has not just been the donations to charity. People have fed and watered me all over the place and I have had umpteen treatments."

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