Blind Dave Heeley finishes fourth marathon in a week
Blind Dave Heeley has completed the fourth leg of his attempt to run seven marathons on seven continents in just seven days.
Dave, from West Bromwich, and his sighted running partner Malcolm Carr, completed the 11 laps of Centennial Park in Sydney, Australia, at 4.05am UK time (BST) today in a total time of four hours forty minutes..
Dave hopes to become the first visually-impaired person to complete the Seven Magnificent Marathons challenge raising £1 million for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association in the process.
Dave and Malcolm have already completed marathons on the Falklands Islands, Rio de Janeiro and Los Angeles this week.
They will next run in Dubai in United Arab Emirates and Tunis in Tunisia. For the final leg of the seven continent challenge the duo will join thousands of competitors taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday.
Dave, aged 50, who has been visually impaired since birth, was a keen runner as a child but had to give up the sport when he was 16 as his sight deteriorated due to retinitis pigmentosa.
The father-of-three was registered blind in 1986 and has said his life was transformed by the work of the Guide Dogs charity.
>> Follow Dave and Malcolm's progress at their dedicated website www.7mm.org.uk.