Policeman steps in as last-minute entry

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A POLICEMAN has stepped up to the starting blocks to save the day.

Daniel Fiske, 29, a police constable with the armed response unit in Bury St Edmunds, has volunteered to run the London marathon in place of an injured colleague.

Malcom Inness, who also works with the armed response unit, had planned to run the marathon for the charity Task Brazil, but was forced to pull out after injuring himself during training.

Rather than the usual 16 weeks of training undertaken by marathon runners Daniel will have only eight weeks to make sure he is fit enough to complete the 26 mile course.

He said: “I have run a half marathon before but never more than six or seven miles so it’s going to be quite a lot of training in not a lot of time.”

Task Brazil is a small London based charity who raise money to help children abandoned on the streets of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

To sponsor Daniel visit: www.justgiving.co.uk/Dan-Fiske