Alkimos boy finishes fifth marathon in ninth annual fundraising walk for Telethon

Scott and Damien Guerini at the start of Scott’s Great Walk for Telethon.
Scott and Damien Guerini at the start of Scott’s Great Walk for Telethon.

ALKIMOS boy Scott Guerini (12) finished his fifth marathon distance in his ninth Telethon fundraising walk last weekend.

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He has done Scott’s Great Walk for Telethon from his family farm to Southern Cross every year since he was four, raising more than $140,000 for “sick kids and babies”.

“Scott walked while his little brother Damien (9) rode his bike out the front setting the pace and they made it to the finish line in seven hours and 47 minutes – 58 minutes quicker than last year,” his mother Nicole said.

This year Damien set the pace by cycling ahead of his older brother Scott.

“Now that the marathon is over, Scott will start training for his 50km treadmill challenge which is on the Telethon Weekend in October.”

The June 23 marathon achievement follows several wins for Scott this year, including winning the health and wellbeing category at the WA Young Achiever Awards.

He has also sold more than 1000 copies of his book ‘Did you know you can change the world?’ and plans to hold an exhibition later this year of artwork created during workshops he ran in Alkimos.