Eddie Kidd Has Crossed the Finish line

Some of you may remember reading the post I did a while ago as Eddie Kidd started his greatest challenge back in April… in this post from the Mirror.co.uk  Today Eddie has finally today completed his amazing walk of the London Marathon after 50 days of walking…Eddie who was severely injured when one of his motor cycle stunts went badly wrong has persevered each day putting one foot in front of the other.. He is an inspiration to us all.



Photo Mirror.co.uk. Eddie walking with the aid of his frame.

Eddie Kidd

“Ex-stuntman Eddie Kidd completes London Marathon

Eddie Kidd Mr Kidd was doused in champagne by well-wishers when he crossed the finishing line

Former stunt rider Eddie Kidd has completed the London Marathon – nearly two months after he started the race.

Mr Kidd, of Seaford, East Sussex, was left brain damaged after an accident in 1996 when he crashed his bike jumping across a drag strip.

He has been walking up to a mile a day since 17 April using a specially-designed walking frame, in aid of the charity Children with Cancer UK.

He crossed the finishing line on the Mall at 1830 BST.

Former boxer Michael Watson presented Kidd with his finisher’s medal.

Watson, who was in a coma for 40 days after a fight with Chris Eubank in 1991, said: "I am so inspired by Eddie. He is a true champion."

Mr Kidd’s wife Sami said she thought it was his greatest achievement.

‘It’s amazing’

She said: "It’s incredible what he has done.

"I’m overwhelmed, it’s amazing.

"If there’s anyone out there that is disabled, or injured or sick, get some inspiration from this and don’t give up."

During the 50-day marathon, the ex-stuntman was joined at various stages by film star Ray Winston, comics Bobby Davro and Joe Pasquale, and Madness frontman Suggs

Mr Kidd, who spent months training for the event on Brighton seafront, has so far raised more than £72,000.”

Courtesy of BBC NEWS


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. suemacarthur
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 00:09:40

    What a truly wonderful man,this world need more Eddie in it,



  2. Christinemgrote
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 02:25:55

    Thanks for sharing this story of courage and perseverance.



    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jun 07, 2011 @ 16:02:57

      I have been following Eddies progress since he first set out.. to say each step take such concentration and effort it is an Amazing achievment Christine Thanks for dropping by 🙂



  3. summer breeze
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 05:05:28

    Hi Dreamwalker 🙂 I watched this yesterday, what a wonderful achievement.
    well done to Eddie the Kidd. I remember him in his heyday.
    Have a great day off my friend



    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jun 07, 2011 @ 16:05:27

      Yes so did I Summer, I was grinning ear from ear as he was splashed with the champaigne Lol I too remember Eddie in his heyday .. He has become a true inspiration to those who think they cannot to show them that they CAN… 🙂



  4. moongoddess )0(
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 16:36:27

    He is remarkable and if only the world was full of more like him 🙂



  5. jennyozzy
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 18:51:49

    he is a fantastic inspiration to disabled people but i think most disabled people have that determination they show the world they are not done yet wish id taken a champers glass there i love it hope he got to drink some and bathe his feet in it best wishes to him xxjen



  6. Androgoth
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 22:35:16

    I didn’t see this update Sue Dreamwalker so I am surprised to see two postings here that I have not commented on… This one is indeed an ispirational story and it just goes to show what one can do if the willpower is there to push the boundaries further than what can be believed… He has certainly achieved and what a fangtastic result too… Excellent

    Androgoth XXx



    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jun 07, 2011 @ 23:18:57

      Yes Androgoth, I think from someone who was so full of life to have to come through all he has, and yet to achieve this amazing fete that even some able bodied people would shy away from is a tremendous testamony to Eddies strength of character.. and Excellent he is.. ..



  7. Raven
    Jun 08, 2011 @ 05:48:26

    What an amazing and inspiring accomplishment! I cannot imagine being so driven with such obstacles…some people are in a league of their own. All spirit 🙂



  8. aussieian2010
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 09:11:41

    A champion of those with a disability and a true inspiration to everyone in the face of adversity , for those who are fine in mind and body we need to take a leaf out of Eddies book and realize that what we find as a problem in life is merely a lack of understanding what a problem is
    Thanks for sharing Sue



  9. Blossom Dreams
    Jun 14, 2011 @ 08:26:14

    Such an amazing achievement and an example to us all not to give up! Wow! xx



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