Nine-foot iron man to run marathon for charity

Veteran charity marathon runner Lloyd Scott, famous for completing the 2002 London race in a deep-sea diving costume, is to take part in this year's event dressed as a nine-foot iron robot.

The iron giant
The iron giant
Scott, who is fundraising this year for the Autism Trust, for which he is fundraising director, has also previously completed the race dressed as St George and pulling a dragon, and as Indiana Jones pulling a boulder.

This year, his I Run Giant costume is based on the central character from the Ted Hughes’s book for children, The Iron Man. It weighs 70lbs, is four-feet wide and requires Scott to walk on foot-high stilts.

“The perception of autistic people is often that they have a robotic existence when in fact they are very real people inside, with huge potential and the ability to flourish,” said Scott.

He is helping to raise £10m to create a new community where autistic people can work, live and improve their skills and talents in a supportive environment.

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