Bananaman runs marathon
A BLIND runner is taking on a half-marathon with a difference – he will be dressed as a banana.
Roger Brownlow, 36, of Cranbrook Road, will take on the Royal Parks Foundation Half-Marathon next Sunday from Hyde Park to London Bridge in aid of learning disability charity Mencap.
Roger said he was inspired to put on a banana costume after seeing other runners in fancy dress.
Roger, who despite only being able to see light and dark in one eye and having field of vision issues in the other, will take on the run without help.
Sister Ashley Brownlow said: “He is very determined and has been preparing for this for a while.”
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Roger is registered blind and has had a learning disability since he was born when his head was crushed during delivery and he suffered a heart attack, resulting in severe damage to his optic nerve.
But he never let his disability get in the way of running, and has completed marathons in New York, London and Cape Town. Roger hopes to raise at least �1,000. To sponsor him visit https://www.bmycharity.com/V2/rogercvbrownlow.
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