Mystery Spider-Man unmasked as running hero

Spider-Man seen running around Thame, England, is Alex Feuchtwanger, who is training to run a race as the super hero for a children's charity.

By Ben Hooper
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THAME, England, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A mysterious Spider-Man seen running around an English town during the past few weeks has unmasked himself as a runner training for a marathon.

Alex Feuchtwanger, 22, who has been the subject of numerous Spidey-sightings around Thame, England, in recent weeks, said he is training to run the Royal Parks Half Marathon as Spider-Man.


Feuchtwanger said he is running the race to benefit the charity KIDS, which works with children with disabilities and their families. He said Spider-Man is the favorite super hero of two boys he was introduced to by the charity.

"The KIDS team told me about two fantastic young guys called Uros and Kevin who I've been inspired to run for," he said. "Uros and Kevin both have autism and KIDS staff look after the boys a couple of times a week to give their parents a bit of a break."

"This gives the boys a chance to have fun and explore their local community," Feuchtwanger said. "Spider-Man is their favorite super hero."

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