Former boxing champion Herol ‘Bomber’ Graham is hoping to set a new skipping marathon record as part of his latest charity challenge
A former British, Commonwealth and European boxing champion, Herol completed a 24-hour skipping marathon last year. He has now set his sights on the 27-hour record set in Australia in 2003.
A team of experts from Sheffield Hallam University’s Centre for Sports and Exercise Science is helping him train for the event scheduled for May 8 and 9.
Some of Herol’s friends and local children are getting ready to join him as skipping “buddies”.
Herol said: “I care a lot about the Children’s Hospital and fundraising for the charity. As I always say, children are our future and we should give them all the help we can.
“I am keen to raise as much money as possible for a fantastic cause and want to encourage people to come down to support me and cheer me on during my record attempt. You can even have a go at skipping yourself if you want.”