Date: Monday 2nd July Location: Leicester
At the 'youthful' age of 70, Neville Maggs is more physically active than people half his age. A truly inspirational individual, Neville has run over 25 marathons, raising money for various charities along the way. He also works tirelessly to raise funds for a school build project in Ghana. Neville recently completed his fifth Tough Guy endurance challenge which involves running over burning bales of hay, being electrocuted and completing an 'army style' assault course. His ethos in life is to "live it to the full", and he often gives motivational talks to schools and community groups on the merits of being fit and active and his adventures around the world.
At 47, Neville ran his first marathon, and at 59 he joined the BT Global Challenge Yacht race, sailing the Boston to Buenos Aires leg. His talents also extend to making marmalade which he sells for charity. On finding out he has been selected to run with the Olympic Torch on 2nd July, Neville said "this is a wonderful honour which I am incredibly proud of. I'm not quite old enough to remember the last Games in 1948, so count myself very lucky indeed, to be taking part in this one".