Stevenage-born swimmer to tackle 50km marathon for charity

A man who grew up in Stevenage is aiming to be the only person to complete five river marathons this summer to raise funds for charity.

Mark Smith, who was born in Stevenage, will swim five river marathons in seven weeks around England, Scotland and Wales.

He will tackle the Rivers Adur, Thames, Spey, Wye and Mawddach all to raise money for Thrombosis UK, a charity specialising in raising awareness of the dangers of blood clots.


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