Havering fundraiser Lloyd Scott puts on his diving suit for Olympic Marathon course
An extreme fundraiser who was forced to pull out of this year’s London Marathon has donned his famous deep sea diving suit for his final challenge.
Lloyd Scott, from Rainham, started the Olympic Marathon course on Monday (May 28) and is due to complete it in time for the Queen’s Jubilee tomorrow (Saturday June 2).
This latest challenge, will see Lloyd, 50, covering four to five miles a day, to raise awareness and funds for the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.
In April, the Recorder reported that Lloyd was forced to pull out of this year’s London Marathon due to a rule change meaning the course had to be completed in a day.
At the time, he said:“I am really disappointed by the whole thing.
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“The more I talk about it, the more I realise how disappointed I am.”
He added: “I am sad from a personal point of view but also for the charity, but there is no way that I could have completed it in a diving suit in just one day.”
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Lloyd first donned his famous deep sea diving suit in 2002 when he took five days, eight hours, 29 minutes and 46 seconds to complete the marathon.
Since then he has dressed as Indiana Jones, St George, and Brian the Snail to cross the finish line.
He has raised more than �5million for charity by competing in other challenges which have included cycling a penny farthing across Austrialia and doing an underwater marathon in Loch Ness, in Scotland.
In 2005, Lloyd was awarded an MBE for his services to charity and earlier this year, he was also selected as an Olympic torchbearer.
He said: “I am looking forward to being an Olympic torchbearer, which is a real privilege.”