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Earthquake delays Belton man's run bid

PUBLISHED: 12:39 03 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:55 30 June 2010

A BELTON man's bid to become the first Briton to complete the gruelling Four Deserts Challenge has been delayed a day due to the earthquake in Chile.

Tremaine Kent, 40, was due to set off on the 250km run across Chile's Atacama desert on Sunday, but the race is now due to start on Monday morning and will take six days instead of the scheduled seven.

A BELTON man's bid to become the first Briton to complete the gruelling Four Deserts Challenge has been delayed a day due to the earthquake in Chile.

Tremaine Kent, 40, was due to set off on the 250km run across Chile's Atacama desert on Sunday, but the race is now due to start on Monday morning and will take six days instead of the scheduled seven.

Mr Kent will be raising money for the Palliative Care East appeal in memory of his wife Carla Saunders, who died from cancer in August last year.

He will be joined on the marathon trek by his friend and running partner Owen Beales, 25, from Yarmouth.

However, the pair were refused permission to board a flight from Heathrow to Chile because of the quake early on Saturday, which has claimed more than 700 lives, and had to arrange an alternative flight via Madrid

Once he has completed the Atacama he will then run across 250km of the Gobi and Sahara deserts and the Antarctic.

To sponsor his challenge in the hottest coldest windiest and driest places in the world visit www.carlas-angels.com.


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