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Former West Ham player Kenny Brown completes his first London marathon

PUBLISHED: 11:35 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:36 01 May 2018

Former Dagenham & Redbridge academy manager Kenny Brown (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Former Dagenham & Redbridge academy manager Kenny Brown (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

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A former West Ham midfielder completed his first ever London Marathon last week in just under five and a half hours.

Kenny looking surprisingly perky having just run 26.2 miles. Picture: RevitaliseKenny looking surprisingly perky having just run 26.2 miles. Picture: Revitalise

Kenny Brown, from Hornchurch, is an ex-Dagenham & Redbridge academy manager and is now head of coaching at Millwall.

He was running on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK and Revitalise, a charity which provides holidays for disabled people and their carers.

Kenny said: “It has been a privilege to work with the people at Revitalise and generate much-needed funds and awareness for such a great charity. I was uninformed and uneducated regarding the hours and stresses involved in the caring of loved ones and what they have to commit to.

“If the small funding I have generated can make a difference to just one person then it has all been worthwhile. Creating awareness of the total commitment and selflessness required of the carers is so important.

Kenny looking surprisingly perky having just run 26.2 miles. Picture: RevitaliseKenny looking surprisingly perky having just run 26.2 miles. Picture: Revitalise

“The marathon was a great opportunity to build up funding for Revitalise and my very first, so one I was really looking forward to. The day itself was an unbelievable occasion, the hottest on record and one I will never forget.”

Kenny raised more than £1,700, and rewarded himself with a hot bath and a beer.

To donate visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KennyBrown4.

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