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Kickboxer Completes Impressive Full Marathon For Charity In Just 24 Hours While Pulling An Airplane

World kickboxing champion Carl Thomas during his attempt to run a marathon while pulling a plane at Elvington Airfield near York (Danny Lawson/PA)

A kickboxing champion has documented his journey to complete a marathon while pulling a 1.25-ton airplane for charity.

Carl Thomas, 35, from Stockport, England, started dragging the Cessna up and down the airfield at Elvington, near York, on Wednesday evening, reaching a top speed of around 2mph.

He is raising £250,000 (~$324,000) for Ollie's Army, a charity that supports a family who have two children with Batten's disease.

Carl Thomas plane pull marathon attemptCarl Thomas is making his attempt at Elvington Airfield near York (Danny Lawson/PA)

Before the attempt, Mr. Thomas said:

“You cannot really train for this, but I have been pulling my car up and down in an empty car park."
“I've got to do it in 24 hours so I cannot take a break, I'll not be sleeping so I will be pretty rough."

Mr. Thomas had hoped to use a lighter plane, but that became unavailable so he has had to use a 1,250kg Cessna, completing two-mile loops of the airfield without any assistance at the turns.

He said:

“I'll have a crazy level of exhaustion, but I've got a good support team and they will keep me going."

Mr. Thomas is undertaking 10 charity challenges and hopes to raise £1 million over 10 years.

He has previously run 10 marathons in 10 days and cycled 1,500 miles in 10 days.

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