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Woking man completes marathon charity car push
Adrian Kane pushing a Smart car
Adrian is hoping his charity 'push' will be approved by Guinness World Records

A 35 year old tax adviser from Woking is celebrating after after pushing a Smart car 26.2 miles in aid of charity.

His marathon effort took place on 31 July and Adrian Kane completed the 'push' in nine hours and 20 minutes.

He hoped to raise over £5,000 for World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and The Stroke Association, in memory of his mother Eileen, who died in January.

The world record distance for pushing a car in 24 hours is 17.06 miles (27.45km).

Adrian is now hoping his charity effort will be approved by Guinness World Records.

He said: "I have done a lot of training for this and in the last few miles it really paid off. It was tough work as the fatigue set in but I had set myself an ambitious target and I was determined to reach my goal."

Adrian Kane pushing a Smart car
Adrian's achievement is raising money for a good cause

"It was a massive help to have so many friends and family there on the day to support me. We even played Trivial Pursuit for the last 50 laps!"

"It is a great feeling to know that I've done it in such a quick time. It's been a dream of mine for some time to break a Guinness World Record and it is amazing to think I've done something that has never been done before."

"I am also so pleased to have raised so much money for charities that are focused on cancer and strokes, which both affected my mum. I know that she would have been so proud of what I've achieved in her memory."

Mrs Kane died from bowel cancer in January at the age of 66.

She was unable to receive chemotherapy after suffering a stoke which left her paralysed on her right-hand side.

Her son was supported at Saturday's event, by his wife Nikki and two children Darcy and Harriet.

Natalie Tarrant, Events Manager at the World Cancer Research Fund, said: "On behalf of everyone at WCRF I would like to congratulate Adrian on this amazing achievement."

"We are so grateful he decided to use this challenge to support us. The money he raises for us will go towards research into the link between lifestyle and cancer and our education work that promotes the message that a third of the most common cancers could be prevented through eating healthily, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight."



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