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ACS HELP RECORD-BREAKER, DAVE HEELEY, REACH HIS DESTINATION ON TIME!

1 April 2008

Dave Heeley, who completed his recording breaking 777 feat; seven marathons, seven continents in seven days, on the 13th April 2008 to raise funds for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, turned to ACS to help him make this possible.



Dave Heeley, who has been registered blind since 1986 and has been running to raise funds for ‘Guide Dogs’ since 1999, travelled to the Falkland Islands in the Antarctic to start his first marathon at 00:01 GMT on Monday 7th of April and passed the finish line at 04:15. The whole team supporting Dave were then met by a Learjet 55 provided by ACS, to fly the 4 ½ hours to Rio de Janeiro in time to start the second marathon on Dave’s second continent. Dave was able to start at 13:38 GMT and completed his second marathon 4 hours and 45 minutes later.



Dave went on to complete five further Marathons in Los Angeles, Sydney, Dubai, Tunis and finally London to become one of only four to complete the gruelling challenge.



Mr Heeley commented:

“I am the first blind person to do this. It's been a fantastic adventure and one I'm going to talk about for a long time.”



Here at ACS we are proud to have been a part of such an incredible achievement and warmly congratulate Mr Heeley on successfully completing this remarkable feat.


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