Darts players complete marathon with a difference

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While runners were pounding the streets of London on Sunday 16 darts players were competing in a marathon of their own. In an effort sponsored by...

While runners were pounding the streets of London on Sunday 16 darts players were competing in a marathon of their own.

In an effort sponsored by John Smith's the players at the Crispin in Wokingham, Berkshire, threw 28,000 darts and covered the 26 miles and 385 yard distance in doing so.

The marathon effort raised an impressive £6,000 for Cancer Research, The Royal British Legion and Royal Berks Hospital Kidney Fund.

The Crispin's manager Scott Nicol said: "There have been plenty of darts marathons measured in time. We wanted to be the first to complete one measured in distance.

"There are 1,661,220 inches in a marathon. Throw three darts, walk to the board and back again and you've covered 186.5 inches."

The first dart was thrown at 8pm on St George's Day, April 23 and the last some 41 hours later at 1pm on Sunday, April 25 the same day the London Marathon started.

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