NAME: Prince Harry, Prince Henry of Wales
Prince Harry donned his trainers and took to the Flamengo beachfront of Rio de Janeiro on Saturday March 10 to run a Sport Relief Mile.He’s hoping to inspire people across the UK to do the Sport Relief Mile, Sunday 25th March and raise money for those that need it most in the world’s poorest countries and the UK.
Prince Harry started the race for the hundreds of people by waving a Union Jack and Brazilian flag and then joined in and ran a Mile for Sport Relief along the beach in sizzling temperatures of 35 degrees. Running against the beautiful backdrop of Sugarloaf Mountain, The Prince ran the race with a group of children in 8.32, and even donned a mask of his brother during the run. He then spent time handing out Sport Relief medals to his fellow Milers congratulating them on taking part in the event.
In March the Prince travelled to Jamaica and jokingly ‘cheated’ in a race against Usain Bolt race over 30 metres – he took off before the gun went. He’s fit from playing rugby, polo and from being a soldier. In 2011 he took part in a grueling 200-mile trek across the arctic for injured soldiers and his training regime included dragging tyres whilst running! And last summer it was reported that he and Cameron Diaz had become gym buddies, working out together at their exclusive Chelsea gym. The story in the Daily Mirror reported that Harry challenged Cameron to a 1k treadmill race! He likes shorter distances then… but will he get the bug, and run a marathon when he’s older? Watch this space!
What have you done for Sports Relief? Let us know in the comments below.
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