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5 footballers who have run marathons

Vidhi Shah
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Modified 07 Feb 2017, 17:48 IST
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#2 Edwin van der Sar

Edwin van der Sar New York Marathon
Edwin van der Sar ran the 2011 New York Marathon 

The former Netherlands and former Manchester United great, Van der Sar may not have been as proficient in running long distances over the football field as his outfield colleagues, yet he competed in the New York Marathon in 2011 and finished the course in a credible time of 4 hours, 19 minutes and 16 seconds. With his run, he raised money for Headway, a UK charity that supports people affected by brain injury.

This was in light of the fact that Edwin's wife Annemarie suffered a brain haemorrhage in December 2009 and though she subsequently recovered, Van der Sar wanted to raise money for families of those affected by brain injury. 

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