Sports Scientist Ross Edgley is doing a 1,400kg 'World's Strongest Marathon' 4 years ago

Sports Scientist Ross Edgley is doing a 1,400kg 'World's Strongest Marathon'

Like marathons? Love strongman? Why not combine the two?

It sounds utterly bonkers but sports scientist Ross Edgley is doing just that.

The former international athlete is taking on the mother of all New Year fitness challenges.

He's genuinely going to attempt to pull a 1,400kg MINI Countryman the entire distance of a marathon around Silverstone race circuit.

For mere mortals the 26.2-mile marathon distance is tough enough - but Edgley will have a car strapped to his back.

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World's Strongest Marathon (Training) --------------------------------------------- YES! This was as cool as it looks, haha! Pretty awesome way to spend a Sunday :-) Pulling the @miniuk Countryman around @silverstonecircuit training!!! --------------------------------------------- Details around my conditioning and nutrition with @theproteinworks and @niketraining to follow on @askmen and ALL captured on my new Hero 4's after i kitted every part of the car out with @gopro gear --------------------------------------------- Lastly, and most importantly, details of the four amazing charities I will be doing the #WorldsStrongestMarathon for to follow too: @teenage_cancer @[email protected] and United Through Sport :-) ---------------------------------------------

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He wanted to do it to 'test the limits of human performance' while raising money for his former coach's nephew who was diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumour called PNET.

Edgley, who is a sports scientist at The Protein Works, has been hard at training for eight months to take on the challenge on January 22.

“To really make a difference I thought I have to do something big," he said. "Something I could do that would push the boundaries of human physical excellence and capture people’s attention.

"So after speaking to friends it was agreed. Running a marathon is good, but running a marathon pulling a car is crazy and newsworthy. So for the past eight months that’s what I’ve been training to do.”

He will raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust, Children With Cancer, Sports Aid and United Through Sport.

You're a mad man Edgley, but best of British luck to you.