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Dad from Prestonpans reaches peak fitness to help son

Gary Fegan from Prestonpans and his sons Ronan and Cormac.

Gary Fegan from Prestonpans and his sons Ronan and Cormac.

Doting dad Gary Fegan would climb the highest mountain to find a cure to the rare condition that will otherwise claim the life of his young son.

Later this month, Gary will join a team of cyclists taking on the “Everest Challenge” to fund research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

The five cyclists are each aiming to complete up to 100 continuous laps of Arthur’s Seat, covering 330 miles and equating to a climb of 9,000m – which is greater than the height of Mount Everest.

It is estimated that team members will be cycling non-stop for more than 25 hours in order to achieve their goal and reach the fundraising target of £10,000.

Gary (41), from Prestonpans, decided to take up the challenge earlier this year after his three-year-old son Cormac was diagnosed with Duchenne, a progressive and eventually fatal muscle-wasting condition.

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