An eight year old from Kings Langley is taking on an epic 56-mile challenge in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Javi Bustamante set himself the target of running the distance throughout the month of February and has smashed his initial fundraising target of £300.
This isn’t the first time Javi has taken on a challenge of this nature, having previously raised more than £2,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Speaking to KingsNews, Javi’s mum Emma said he first became interested in running through his dad’s love of the sport.
She said: “Javi found a love for running not last autumn but the autumn before and he started doing a park run every Saturday.
“We then found charity run for GOSH and it really took off and he just loved every second of it.”
Emma added that Javi really enjoyed the February challenge and split out the miles across the month, running around 14 to 15 miles a week.
She said: “He just loves putting his trainers on and going for a run. He’s always thought I enjoy running but how can I help other people out as well as doing something I enjoy?
“He likes to set a goal and work towards it.”
Emma said the family are extremely proud of Javi who is very humble about his achievements.
He said: “We are very very proud of him. It’s a great achievement; it’s great to see him physically fit but using that in a good way to raise money for people.”
To donate to Javi’s fundraising, head to fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/javis-run-56-giving-page