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TREE-LY AMAZING! St Albans eco adventurer aims to set world record with marathon run

 Published on: 19th April 2024   |   By: Panayiota Demosthenous   |   Category: Uncategorized

An eco adventurer from St Albans is aiming to set a world record to help raise awareness of the climate crisis.

Isaac Kenyon is set to run this year’s London Marathon on Sunday, April 21, as STALBANSnews goes to print.

The 30 year old is hoping to break the world record for the fastest marathon dressed as an upcycled homemade tree.

To do so, he is hoping to complete the event in around four hours – despite wearing the cumbersome tree costume, which weighs 7kg.

He is also helping to raise funds for Climate Explorers CIC, which aims to facilitate climate action.

Isaac is an experienced runner and adventurer, having previously completed a 230km run between the three highest peaks in Wales, rowed across the Atlantic, and completed an Ironman wearing a weighted vest.

On the day of the marathon, Isaac will distribute wildflower seeds to fellow runners and the organisers as a symbol of his dedication to environmental sustainability.

Isaac said: “The outdoors has helped me in my anxiety battles over the years. Without good access to nature, I’m not sure how my mental health and anxiety would cope. It’s my lifeline and is for everyone else too.

“Taking on this challenge is a way of giving back to nature, which has saved my life, and of reminding people that every action contributes to a cleaner, greener world and a bright future.”

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