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  • 20 April 2012, 10:38

Charity runner's triple tiger feat

Paul Goldstein /Rex

A British man is aiming to complete two marathons and climb Mount Kilimanjaro - all with a nine foot toy tiger on his back.

Paul Goldstein, 49, from Wimbledon, has already completed the Brighton marathon with the 30lb tiger on his back.

He is now climbing Africa's highest peak and intends to follow that by running the London marathon on Sunday.

Mr Goldstein, a wildlife photographer and tour guide, took on the week-long triple challenge to support a charity project to protect the Bengal tiger.

As a tour guide, he has spent many hours watching and photographing tigers in the wild.

"These animals are at tipping point. I deplore the thought of a world without tigers, they matter a great deal to me," he said.

Mr Goldstein hopes to raise more than 25,000 for the Worth More Alive III charity project in Bandhavgarh National Park, India.