Cas Vegas to Las Vegas for marathon man

Marathon veteran 68 year old Jack Prince from Great Preston, prepares to take part in the Las Vegas marathon.'Picture: Andrew Bellis - YWNG Senior Staff Photographer.'p302a445
Marathon veteran 68 year old Jack Prince from Great Preston, prepares to take part in the Las Vegas marathon.'Picture: Andrew Bellis - YWNG Senior Staff Photographer.'p302a445
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A super-fit pensioner will whizz past the bright lights of Las Vegas as he takes on the city’s marathon this weekend.

Marathon-mad Jack Prince, 66, of Low Farm, Great Preston, has run a marathon every year since 1986 and has been training for the 26-mile run since January.

The marathon will see Mr Prince set off from the famed Las Vegas strip and run out into the Nevada desert on Sunday evening – finishing the last part of the race in the dark.

Despite running almost every big marathon in this country, Mr Prince says he still relishes the challenge.

He said: “It’s the challenge of the event that I really love, to complete it you have to train all year round.

“It’s an achievement that you’ll never forget and the Las Vegas marathon is a once in a life-time opportunity, it’s one of the best marathons in the world.

“My first marathon was London almost 30 years ago and I still get the same buzz.”

He has entered the marathon as an individual, as part of a four-week holiday to the States with his wife.

To help prepare for the race, Mr Prince has run three 23-mile routes this year from his home in Great Preston to Wakefield city centre and back.