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Scottish doctor runs ultra marathons to fundraise for palliative care in Africa

This is an article that I wrote for the Africa edition of ehospice

Endurance athlete Dr Andrew Murray is set to embark on a spectacular challenge across East Africa to raise money for the African Palliative Care Association UK.


Beginning on 1st July, Dr Andrew Murray will run more than an ultra-marathon (50km) every day in an epic 18-day run across East Africa, that will include running up and down Mt Kenya and Mt Kilimanjaro, through wildlife-filled game reserves, tropical rainforests, and running with world-record holders and world champions.

Dr Murray is hoping that his epic endurance test will inspire people to sponsor him to help raise money for causes he is passionate about such as improved patient care in Kenya.

Dr Murray grew up in Kenya and rose to fame in 2011 when he ran 4,290km from John O’Groats to the Sahara desert. In 2012 he won the North Pole Marathon, the Antarctic Ice Marathon, and completed a world record seven ultra-marathons on seven continents in under a week.

Read Dr Murray’s full story on ehospice

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