Sam Heughan completed his personal My Peak Challenge on Sunday by running the Los Angeles Marathon in a brilliant 3 hours 36 minutes in over 30 degree heat.
Sam’s idea that everybody has their own challenge touched many people and fans, friends and supporters of Sam and the charity signed up in huge numbers to be a part of the challenge and take on their own personal goals. It's been an extraordinary journey, and one that has brought people together from all around from the world, from the snow and ice of Wales to the sun of California, giving each other support, friendship, motivation and sharing in each other’s accomplishments.
The enthusiasm has been fantastic and there have been so many different stories and challenges, but one of the things that has been so inspiring is the team spirit and how Sam’s wonderful supporters have embraced Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
Thank you for everything you've done, the challenges you've set yourself and huge congratulations on your achievements.
And for those of you still to do your challenges...good luck!
And a message from Sam to all his supporters:
My Peak Challenge really exceeded our expectations.Together with Bear Strength, Fight Camp and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, we wanted to create an event that anyone could participate in.
Inspired by the stories of those affected by blood cancer, we wanted to honour them in our challenges. The support and enthusiasm was overwhelming. So many heart warming stories of individual's enthusiasm and determination to conquer their chosen "Peaks".
We could never have guessed how successful it'd be. Currently we are assessing the total raised for the charity and it's tens of thousands, thank you for these extraordinary fundraising efforts! Just as importantly, Peak Challenge has become a team, a community, supporting each other.
Promoting health and fitness, plus my affection for the outdoors, we hope that the My Peak Challenge legacy will be better health and well being for those involved. I hope we can make it a yearly challenge, growing bigger and more rewarding for everyone involved.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who reached their Peak with us!
For more information about Sam's My Peak Challenge, read our blog.