Karl was serving in the Staffordshire Regiment in Iraq in 2005 when he suffered a direct hit from a petrol bomb. This resulted in 40% of his body being burnt in particular, his arms, chest, hands, legs and face. He was placed in an induced coma and faced numerous skin graft operations to heal his wounds. 5 years later, in 2010 he completed his last operation and dedicated himself to running marathons and ultra marathons to raise money for the medical staff who helped save him and rebuild his life. Over a period of 52 weeks he successfully completed 52 marathons. Karl is determined to show that a life changing injury is not the end of life but simply a new beginning.

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