Most grooms would spend their wedding day morning nervously getting ready for the ceremony ahead.

But Kevin Betts, is taking a different approach by running a marathon instead.

And he won't be stopping there.

Long-suffering bride Amy Spriggs has not only resigned herself to her husband-to-be heading off to the gym to pound out 26.2 miles on a treadmill on July 2.

Their honeymoon at the end of September will also involve a marathon race at some point, although the exact location hasn't yet been worked.

Run fan Kevin will also be fitting in a marathon when he heads off to his stag do in Las Vegas in May.

In all he has set himself a target of running 52 marathons in 2011, working out at about one a week.

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For full report see today's Argus.