London Marathon: Newham FC coach’s triple charity challenge

Anees Ikramullah after completing his Nuts Challenge last month

Anees Ikramullah after completing his Nuts Challenge last month - Credit: Anees Ikramullah

Anees Ikramullah will be swapping the sidelines for the streets of London next weekend when he takes on his first London Marathon.

For the 24-year-old coach of Newham FC’s first team, it’s the second of three gruelling challenges in the space of three months.

“I was already signed up to the Nuts Challenge when the opportunity to do the marathon came along,” he said.

“It’s been something that’s been on my bucket list for a while and I’ve always wanted to do it.

“When I got the chance to do Tough Mudder, I thought I may as well go for a triple challenge.”

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Anees, who lives in Goodmayes, has set himself a target of raising £2,500 for Interactive, a charity which promotes disability equality in sport.

“I used to work for them and it was great to see the work they did, helping people all over London,” he said.

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“Some of the people at the club don’t understand why I’m putting myself through all this but it’s something I’m really passionate about.”

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