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Will Young

London marathon hope of pop singer Will Young

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
8.15 AM

Pop singer Will Young wants to better his London Marathon time when he lines up for this year’s race in aid of Catch22.

The singer, who first found fame on ITV’s Pop Idol in 2002 and last year released his fifth album, Echoes, finished the 2011 London Marathon in a time of four hours and two minutes.

He said: “I am very pleased and excited to be running the marathon again for Catch22. It was such an amazing experience last time and it is a privilege if I can again do something to highlight the need for us to invest in young people in the UK.”

The Exeter politics graduate added: “Last year my official time was 4:02, I want to beat that this year. I hope this time to finish it without throwing up.”

Catch22 works with young people to get them into safe housing, out of crime or into education or training.

To sponsor Will, visit www.justgiving.com/Will-Young3.