A Glasgow gym owner has completed a major challenge for a “little superhero.”

Gerry Kennedy ran three marathons in under 72 hours in aid of his four-year-old cousin Ted who has Down's syndrome

The 34-year-old covered 135km and raised £5,000 for The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Glasgow Children's Hospital and Positive about Down's syndrome Charity.

Last year, Gerry arranged a public fundraiser at his gym AFIT in Glasgow’s Southside which consisted of a range of fitness challenges from 5-21k runs, 21k ski, and a 5k row.

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He also personally completed his own challenge on the treadmill, bike, row and ski which equated to three half marathons raising over £3,500 for charity.

Gerry’s Just Giving page reads: “Our fundraising last year was inspired by Super Ted, who is my cousin Hannah and friend Ross' little superhero.”

Hannah said: “The reason we celebrate is because we honestly feel like the luckiest parents in the world to be blessed with Ted as our son.

“He has brought so much to our lives and is so valued and so loved by all the family.

“We are raising awareness and raising money for Positive About down's Syndrome- an amazing charity which has supported Ted since before he was even born and continues to do ever since.

“Ted is the strongest and bravest person I have ever known which became even more evident when he spent a month in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at the start of 2023 battling against a nasty dose of flu, and unfortunately has also been in the unit more recently'

“This unit has saved Ted's life on more than one occasion and we can never thank them enough for all they have done for Ted throughout his life.”

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Before the marathons Gerry said: “I will not be ready for this when the time comes, I haven't trained to do one marathon never mind 3 in 3 days.

“Sometimes life hits us when we least expect it - and it is then that we see what we are made of.

“I look to Super Ted, and the young family members of ours that have fought and continue to fight each day.

“As a team at AFIT we will all complete a number of challenges over this weekend at the end of March, and any support would be greatly appreciated.”

Visit Gerry’s Just Giving here.