English police officer Tom Harrison completed the London Marathon six days after the race began.
Wearing a gorilla costume, Harrison, who often goes by “Mr. Gorilla,” raised more than a reported $45,000 (24,000 Euros) for charity completing the 42.2K route on his hands and knees or feet. He completed the London Marathon for the Gorilla Organization, a conservation effort to “save the world’s last remaining gorillas from extinction.”
The 41-year-old slept at friends’ houses completing a portion of the marathon route each day. The London Marathon began last Sunday. According to BBC News, Harrison was out on the marathon course for 10-12 hours per day, well after all the race equipment had been put away.
The charity’s executive director, Jillian Miller, told BBC News that the fundraising effort helped Harrison become the largest fundraiser in the Gorilla Organization’s history. He had never crawled more than one mile in “one go” prior to the start of the 2017 London Marathon.
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