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Smith to contest London Marathon

Guy Smith signs up for the London Marathon to race funds for cancer charity Clic Sargent
Former Le Mans 24 Hours winner Guy Smith has confirmed that he will tackle the London Marathon in Apri for the first time.

Smith will take on the challenge of the event as part of a team entered by the BRDC and will be raising funds for the children's cancer charity Clic Sargent.

“I've always wanted to run a marathon – it's the ultimate challenge of mind and body,” he said. “I like to push myself and set new targets while the marathon will get me in mental and physical shape for the 2010 Le Mans race which takes place less than two months later.”

Smith runs regularly as part of his normal fitness programme, but admitted that a marathon distance wasn't something he had done often.

“Running is part of my daily training regime but I've absolutely no idea how I will fare over 26 miles!” he said. “My motor racing 'year' begins in March with a 12 hour race [Sebring], so training for the London Marathon should also get me in tip-top shape for the start of the American Le Mans Series.”

Smith and his fellow BRDC team members are aiming to raise £50,000 for the UK's leading children's cancer charity.

“Every day 10 families are told their child has cancer and as parent, I cannot imagine how devastating that must be,” he continued. “If I can help in some small way by raising much needed funds for this organisation to help them continue the all round care and support they offer to families, then that will be extremely worthwhile.”

Anyone wishing to sponsor Smith and the BRDC team can do so by visiting http://www.justgiving.com/BRDC-marathon-legends.



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American Lemans Series. 21-24 August 2008. Mosport International Raceway. Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Guy Smith.
American Lemans Series. 21-24 August 2008. Mosport International Raceway. Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Guy Smith.
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American Lemans Series.  17-19 July 2008.
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Guy Smith.
American Lemans Series.  17-19 July 2008.
Acura Sports Car Challenge.  Mid Ohio Sports Car Course. Lexington, Ohio.
Guy Smith in the rear view mirror.
American Lemans Series.  17-19 July 2008.
Acura Sports Car Challenge.  Mid Ohio Sports Car Course. Lexington, Ohio.
Guy Smith.
American Lemans Series.  17-19 July 2008.
Acura Sports Car Challenge.  Mid Ohio Sports Car Course. Lexington, Ohio.
Guy Smith.

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