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Paralympic champion gets TiVo car for Land's End charity run

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Paralympic gold medal winner Richard Whitehead has been given a support car with a TiVo set and 50" plasma TV screen as he runs across the country for charity.

Double-leg amputee Whitehead has been given the service by his sponsors Virgin Media to watch classic movies as he goes from John O' Groats to Land's End, completing 40 marathons in 40 days in aid of Scope and Sarcoma.

Richard Whitehead with a TiVo TV support car.

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Richard Whitehead with a TiVo TV support car



"My main motivation for the run is to prove that anyone can live a life without limits," Whitehead -
who was awarded his MBE in January 2013 for his services to athletics - said.

"My biggest challenge besides the blisters and sore hips is the repetition of running for 40 days and keeping myself motivated and in good spirits.

Richard Whitehead - Athletics - Men's 200m T42

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Richard Whitehead - Athletics - Men's 200m T42 - London 2012



"Watching Chariots of Fire whilst running was brilliant - seeing one my favourite movies on my own mobile cinema was perfect for helping me get over some serious hills."

The support car is fitted with a 50" full plasma HD screen and Sony headphones, and averages around 6mph.

Richard Whitehead watching TV on his TiVo TV support car.

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Richard Whitehead with a TiVo TV support car



Virgin Movies has compiled a list of #RichRuns inspiring movies on TiVo in support of Whitehead.

Richard Whitehead's top 10 running scenes in the movies to keep you moving are as follows:
Chariots of Fire - Running along the beach
Forrest Gump - Forrest gaining followers as he runs across America
Marathon Man - Dustin Hoffman running around New York's Central Park
Run, Fatboy, Run - Simon Pegg training for a marathon to win back his bride-to-be
Rocky - Rocky chasing chickens and running up steps in Philadelphia
Raiders of the Lost Ark - Indiana Jones running away from a giant, rolling boulder
Run Lola Run - Lola starting to run after hearing she has 20 minutes to obtain 100,000 German marks to save her boyfriend's life
Point Break - Bank robber Patrick Swayze in a Ronald Reagan mask being chased by Keanu Reeves
The Bourne Ultimatum - Jason Bourne running down an assassin to save Julia Stiles
Casino Royale - The opening chase scene around a Madagascan building site

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