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Llyod Martin runs into the Guinness World Report Books


A young man wearing a green sports bib and with a medal around his neck faces the camera holding his thumbs up.

Particular Olympics Nice Britain athlete Lloyd Martin on the end line of the TCS London Marathon. Photograph credit score: TCS London Marathon

Photograph by Thomas Lovelock for London Marathon

Nineteen-year-old Lloyd, who has Down syndrome, ran the TCS London Marathon in six hours, 46 minutes and 10 second, setting a brand new Guinness World Information title for the youngest identified individual with Down syndrome to finish a marathon

Lloyd, from Camberley in Surrey, set his new World Report with the assist of his Mum Ceri, who has run six marathons beforehand, together with setting a Welsh nationwide report within the 2021 London Marathon within the Masters W50 class.

“It was an unimaginable efficiency from Lloyd and we had been very emotional on the end line,” mentioned Ceri.

Ceri Martin, Lloyd’s mom

“He fed off the cheering and assist from the group a lot, excessive fiving a number of folks alongside the way in which and he even carried out a cartwheel or two. While it was robust on the 18-mile mark, he powered via and the noise from the group boosted him within the last part of the race.

“He’s come such a good distance by getting concerned in sport and yesterday was additional proof that individuals with an mental incapacity can obtain superb issues if given the chance.”

Lloyd has at all times been an energetic sportsman, taking over gymnastics at an early age and he trains usually with Prime Acrobatics in Woking. He additionally performs soccer for Ascot United Warriors and took half within the pilot programme at Topgolf Surrey within the autumn of final yr.

Regardless of beforehand finishing many Park Runs, the TCS London Marathon is his first occasion above the same old 5km distance and his place was secured via Particular Olympics Nice Britain’s relationship with the Exercise Alliance and London Marathon Occasions.

“Transferring from three-mile runs to a 26.2-mile marathon inside 5 months is a outstanding achievement and we’re so pleased with what Lloyd has achieved,” mentioned Particular Olympics Nice Britain Chief Government Laura Baxter.

Laura added, “Having the ability to take part in occasions like this may be transformational for our athletes and we’re actually excited to develop this relationship transferring forwards, and hopefully give extra athletes this chance sooner or later.”

Laura Baxter, Particular Olympics Nice Britain Chief Government

Alongside Lloyd, Particular Olympics Derbyshire athlete and Athlete Management Workforce member James Wyatt accomplished the TCS London Marathon in 4 hours, 28 minutes and 52 seconds. Moreover, Particular Olympics North East Wales athlete Michael Beynon ran the digital London Marathon from house in seven hours, 31 minutes and 11 seconds.



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