Taking on the challenge of running a marathon is a huge feat for anyone.

But for multiple sclerosis sufferer Peter Boddy, the Brighton Marathon is even more difficult.

Mr Boddy will be joining up to 15,000 other starters for the event on April 10 but will only finish nine miles of the course on the first day.

He will come back to do another nine miles on the Monday before finally finishing on Tuesday.

Mr Boddy, 46, of Hampden Park, Eastbourne, is only able to manage short distances with walking sticks and expects he could be out for up to nine hours each day.

He said: “People have told me I am mad but I am determined to do it.”

To sponsor Mr Boddy, visit www.justgiving.com/peter-boddy.

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This year's marathon is expected to attract up to 15,000 runners and more than 100,000 spectators.

It will be officially started by middle distance running legend Steve Cram.

For more details about the Brighton Marathon, visit www.brightonmarathon.co.uk.

If you have a marathon story, call Siobhan Ryan on 01273 544543 or email siobhan.ryan@theargus.co.uk