Whilst Andy Murray was making history on centre court of Wimbledon on Sunday another Andy Murray, also from Scotland, began his own remarkable journey.
Dr. Andrew Murray, who specialises in sports medicine, and former Marine commando Donnie Campbell kick-started their gruelling challenge of completing 17 consecutive ultra-marathons in east Africa by tackling the spectacular mount Kilimanjaro.
After his day one exploit Murray said: “I feel as if I was going to die, you know I could hardly breath it just felt like breathing through a straw – really, really tough times but then you looked around and you could see the plains of the Serengeti and you could see Mt Manyara and lots of other mountains all around you and that made it all better.”
Kilimanjaro marks the start of a breathtaking journey of 17 marathons in 17 days.
The two men – who are trying to discover the secrets to the prolific success of long distance athletes from East Africa – next head through Kenya and the Rift Valley with Mount Kenya firmly in their sights.
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