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Kenny ran 663 miles in 24 days


DUNDEE’S very own mountain man Kenny Rattray has completed the equivalent of 25 marathons in 24 days.

The feat won the St Mary’s window cleaner third place in a field of elite runners in the GB Ultras Race Across the Alps virtual race.

The latest challenge saw him cover 663 solo miles of the Angus countrysid­e with a tracking device, as live events are still not allowed.

Kenny, 40, said he was spurred on by looking at photos of his late friend and Dundee boxer “Iron” Mike Towell.

Kenny said: “Mikey was at the forefront of my mind during the last 200 miles. I always tape his photograph­s around my trainers when it gets to breaking point and this helps a lot.”

Mike’s death in 2016 after a fight with Dale Evans had a profound effect on

Kenny, his fitness coach. Kenny was in a dark place immediatel­y after Mike’s death, turning to drink and drugs but the fitness fanatic, who is a dad to two, knew that wasn’t who he wanted to be.

He got his life back on track at the start of 2017 and has taken part in ultra marathons and challengin­g mountain races, completing two during lockdown.

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