A firefighter who was aiming to break a world record for the longest distance run on a treadmill has had to call off his world record attempt after falling ill during the challenge.
Steve Moore, 45, who lives in Aylesbury had planned to run 521 miles over the course of seven days on a treadmill at the Friars Square Shopping Centre.
However after only 50 miles he was forced to abandon his fundraising marathon, which was in aid of the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, ABF The Soldiers Charity and Support our Paras.
Mr Moore started his attempt on the morning of Saturday July 9 however later that night he was taken ill and rushed to the Accident and Emergency department at Stoke Mandeville Hospital where doctors strongly advised him to stop the attempt.
Teresa King, from the charity, said: “We are obviously very disappointed for Steve because this challenge meant so much to him.
“But his health comes first, so what matters is that he gets the rest he needs now and makes a full recovery, and we wish him all the best.”
Ahead of the planned record attempt Mr Moore had been training with ex-SAS soldiers Avalanche Endurance Events and doing SAS test marches and endurance training.