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SAHARA SAND MARATHON

A FORMER Stranraer man has raised £1743 for charity after an epic race across the Sahara Desert.

Back in March, the Free Press reported how Wilson Browne was preparing to run Africa's Marathon Des Sable.

The race, which translates into English as the Sand Marathon, sees competitors run 150 miles in just six days, in temperatures even higher than those experienced during this week's UK heatwave.

Fitness fan Wilson duly completed the race, however, and this week passed on the money he raised to Cancer Research.

Wilson (26) now stays in London but grew up in Stranraer, attending Rephad Primary and Stranraer Academy.

He praised Free Press readers who supported his charity effort, saying:

"I want to say a big thank you to all who supported me on my run across the Sahara. Many thanks especially to those of you who gave a donation."

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