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Sidcup resident breaks second record in marathon

PUBLISHED: 07:00 26 April 2018

Front: Richard Scantlebury and Megan walker, middle: Andy Sharpe and Cayhun Uzun, back: Frederick Charles Holland and Holly Bishop. Picture: Guinness official

Front: Richard Scantlebury and Megan walker, middle: Andy Sharpe and Cayhun Uzun, back: Frederick Charles Holland and Holly Bishop. Picture: Guinness official

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Sidcup resident Ceyhun Uzun was part of a team that managed to break their second world record by running as a six-person Ghostbuster group.

The group set a record last year for the fastest five-person costume, and have now gone a step further.

Ceyhun said the marathon was extremely tough, especially with their costumes in the heat.

They managed to run it in six hours and 20 minutes, and raised £20,000 between them for leading cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

Ceyhun also managed to raise money for the charity he founded in memory of his daughter Tanyel, who died in January 2016 after being diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer Ewing Sarcoma in July 2013, just six days after her 18th birthday.

The charity, Tanyel’s Smile, helps young cancer patients in Northern Cyprus.

Ceyhun said: “There isn’t as much help available in Cyprus for cancer patients, and it was also one of Tanyel’s favourite holiday destinations.

“She was always fundraising for others, even when she was ill.

“We’ll always remember her beautiful smile and through this charity her legacy can live on.”

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