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Fife superheroes complete 22-mile run despite fractured ankle and broken foot injuries

Broken bones didn't stop Captain America and Superman from making an appearance.
Broken bones didn't stop Captain America and Superman from making an appearance.

Two of Fife’s costume-clad charity runners have proved superheroes are, indeed, indestructible by going the extra mile despite both suffering broken bones.

Duloch’s Captain America, aka James Proudfoot, sustained a fractured ankle just days before the recent run from Dunfermline to Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital but that did not stop the 47-year-old from completing the 22 miles an help the group raise more than £10,000 in the process.

The Fife Superheroes group have raised over £20,000 since starting their fundraising during the lockdown.

Just three days after that epic fundraiser, Nic Green, better known these days as Dalgety Bay Superman, broke a bone in his foot forcing the caped crusader to don a support boot.

Despite the injuries that would have almost certainly sidelined most mere mortals, the pair were joined by a host of other superhero characters back pounding the streets and entertaining residents in Dalgety Bay at the weekend.

“I suffered the fracture after going over on my ankle on one of my daily runs,” James explained.

“It put me off the road for a couple of days but I was determined not to miss the Edinburgh run and the pain just melted away when we arrived at the hospital and saw the children’s smiles at the windows.”

After breaking his fifth metatarsal on Wednesday, wearing a moon boot has not Superman, aka Nic, making an appearance on the streets.

“I know Superman shouldn’t say this but the boot has slowed me down a little but with the support of my newfound friends and the overwhelming support of the public, how could l let a little break stop me from fundraising?”

And to prove the group, which have been out raising cash for worthy causes throughout the coronavirus lockdown, really are super their efforts have been nominated for the prestigious national Pride Of Britain Award, which champions unsung heroes to selflessly help others.

James said: “It’s incredible just to be nominated, what an honour.

“We we started out running in costume it was a bit of a laugh but it’s blown up massively and now we are being nationally recognised.”

Even though many of the superhero runners are now returning to work as lockdown restrictions ease, the group are determined not to give up the fundraising for good, having already been approached to make Christmas appearances.

To support the superheroes go to www.justgiving.com/team/DunfermlineSupeheroes

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