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Dumbarton man raises £2340 for Parkinson’s UK through completing the New York Marathon

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A Dumbarton man has raised £2340 so far for Parkinson’s UK after completing the New York Marathon last week.Kenny McLean, an insurance advisor for a global insurance broker, did the marathon in memory of his supportive dad, Ken McLean, who passed away due to Parkinson’s aged 78 and his uncle, Ian MacBride, who sadly died at age 71, also because of the illness.Kenny’s original goal of £2000 has been smashed, with his employers, Willis Towers Watson, along with colleagues at the firm, also donating to the fundraising effort, with their contributions expected to add another £500.In preparation for the 26-mile run across the Big Apple, Kenny completed 18 races this year, ranging from five-mile courses to half marathons, in locations across Scotland.

Kenny said: “I started to prepare in March and completed several road races, half-marathons, and 10ks, just to build up stamina.

I worked up to running 20 miles, which went a long way towards preparing for the not-very-flat course over in New York. “Conditions were not what you would expect right now, pretty humid at 25 degrees, and not ideal for running.

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