Guy in gorilla costume finishes London Marathon after 6 days | Inquirer Sports

Guy in gorilla costume finishes London Marathon after 6 days

/ 07:31 AM May 01, 2017
Tom Harrison also known as Mr Gorilla makes his way crawling along part of the London Marathon course in aid of the charity 'Gorilla Organization' Thursday, April 27, 2017. The London Marathon started five days ago, and Tom Harrison is nearly done as he crawls wearing his gorilla suit. The man dubbed Mr. Gorilla is raising money for the Gorilla Organization _ so far more than 22,000 pounds ($28,500) have been pledged. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Tom Harrison also known as Mr Gorilla makes his way crawling along part of the London Marathon course in aid of the charity ‘Gorilla Organization’ Thursday, April 27, 2017. The London Marathon started five days ago, and Tom Harrison is nearly done as he crawls wearing his gorilla suit. So far more than 22,000 pounds ($28,500) have been pledged. AP

LONDON, United Kingdom — An English policeman wearing a gorilla costume while crawling the London Marathon has finally finished the race, almost a week after starting.

Metropolitan Police officer Tom Harrison, who goes by the name “Mr. Gorilla,” raised a reported 26,000 pounds ($33,650) for the Gorilla Organization, which is dedicated to conserving gorillas in countries including Rwanda and Uganda.

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The 41-year-old Londoner started the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) route last Sunday and crossed the finish line on Saturday.

Harrison slept at friends’ houses in the evenings after completing around 10 to 12 hours and 4.5 miles per day. He has swapped between crawling on his hands and knees and up on his hands and feet to save his blistered knees.

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He crossed the finish line in central London flanked by his two sons — and beating his chest. CBB

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