Runner with terminal cancer proves huge gap between those who do and those who dabble
Kevin Webber, who has terminal prostate cancer, is defying the odds by running ultra marathons (Picture: Kevin Webber/ Twitter)
This week, I completed a marathon, and I’m blaming my shin splints on the royal family.
Alas, that slightly longer 26.2 miles became the official distance, and I’m convinced those extra few steps ruined me.
I bring this up because, while walking this marathon, I chatted to Kevin Webber.
Kev has released a brilliant book called Dead Man Running, which chronicles the last seven years of his life, starting with a 2014 diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer, to the present day.
Since being dealt such a life-altering blow, he has blazed a trail across the world, defying all medical expectations.
Kevin Webber has released a book called Dead Man Running (Picture: Kevin Webber/ Twitter)
He has completed more ‘ultra’ challenges, from deserts to mountains, from unbearable heat to unfathomable cold, than I’ve had Metro columns.
With every step sending shooting pains up my legs, he happily ambled alongside me, like someone simply popping to the local shop for a pint of milk.……
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