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Rob's United States Marine Corps Marathon

Huge congratulations to Rob Clifford who took on the might of the United States Marine Corps Marathon yesterday Sunday 28th October, on behalf of Sullivan’s Heroes, finishing in impressive timing of 5 hours 58 minutes and 55 seconds.

Rob not only completed the 26.2 mile Marathon in Washington D.C., with its stipulated 14 minute-per-mile pace, in great timing – but wearing full military kit with weight!

The gruelling marathon schedule included time constraints of ‘The Gauntlet’ at Mile 17 and ‘Beating the Bridge’ at Mile 20 that must be met to complete the course, plus an uphill finish at the Marine Corps War Memorial.

Rob, who serves in the UK Army’s Royal Logisitic Corps as a Corporal in the Bomb Disposal Unit, generously paid for his entire trip so that all funds raised will enable the charity to provide financial grants for disabled children, needing adaptations to their homes to meet their care and health requirements.

Aptly nicknamed the ‘Marathon of the Monuments’, the route offered an unparalleled journey through the most recognisable and impressive landmarks in Virginia and the nation’s capital – including The Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, The White House, Capitol Hill, the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial.

Thank you so much to Rob, and all his generous supporters for raising a fantastic £350 to date.

If you’d like to add to Rob’s sponsorship for this amazing challenge, to raise funds for disabled children’s home adaptations, please visit: