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There’s a guy crawling the London marathon dressed as a gorilla... and he still hasn’t crossed the finish line

Kyra Hanson

While most of Sunday’s marathon runners will be rehydrating, resting their sore feet and soothing their chafing skin, there’s a guy still crawling his way around the London marathon route dressed in a gorilla suit. 

By this morning, Mr Gorilla, as he is known, had passed the ten-mile mark of the 26.2 mile race, though not without blistered knees.

So far, this furry participant has managed to raise around £1,500 (about 85 percent of his target), which he’ll donate to the Gorilla Organisation, a charity working to protect gorillas from extinction.

Writing on his Just Giving page a month ago, he said: ‘I have practised crawling at least twice now. It was most unpleasant, I can tell you.’ To stop his expiration, we’re sure he’d appreciate bananas, water and words of encouragement, after all, there’s still a way to go before this gorilla crawls across the finish line.

Follow Mr Gorilla’s progress @GorillaSaver and donate to his Just Giving page to support The Gorilla Organization

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