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Lincolnshire fundraiser could be one of the first to run at Olympic stadium
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A CHARITY fundraiser could get the chance to be one of the first to run at the Olympic stadium as part of his latest challenge.
Robert Laing from Louth, a former member of the Life Guards Regiment, is taking part in the Gold Challenge, where he is competing in 10 Olympic sports by the end of 2012 to raise money for the United Through Sports charity.
The challenge is to learn each sport then find a local club, coach or event where you can participate in the sport.
Each sport is completed by doing at least three hours of coaching or taking part in a competitive event.
Mr Laing has already completed some of the sports including javelin, rowing and most recently fencing. He is currently participating in football.
He said: "The Gold Challenge team are offering fundraisers the chance to be one of the first to run 100m at the Olympic Stadium. If any business would like to support me in this challenge and I get selected for the run, I will wear their sponsorship on my kit or if an individual wants to support me, I will wear some form of sponsorship for them.
"It will be a great thing if I am selected to be one of the first and Lord Coe will also be there."
He is hoping to finish the challenge on a high by taking part in a marathon.
Mr Laing is no stranger to taking part in charity challenges, having raised thousands of pounds for causes including military charities over the years such as Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion.
The United Through Sport charity encourages disadvantaged individuals and communities to develop to their full potential in sport, education and health by providing such things as sports kits and sports coaching and facilities.
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