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.
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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