COVID-19: Ben Stokes will run half marathon to raise funds for the NHS

NEW DELHI: England the all-terrain star Ben stokes will run his first time Half marathon Tuesday to raise funds for the National Health Services ( NHS ) Charities together and children's national Cricket charity Chance to shine .

The 28-year-old all-rounder who admitted that the longest he had ever run was 8 km, will be running a Half marathon near his home.

"A Half marathon has always been something that I've thought about doing but never really got around to overdoing it. Obviously we have been in lockdown, so I thought what a great option to go out and if I'm going to do it, I might as well try and raise some funds for a good cause," Stokes said in an Instagram video.

Stokes was inspired by the efforts of three men who ran full marathons in their backyards over the weekend.

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On April 8, Stokes became the first English Cricket er since 2005 to be named as Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World. In 2005, Andrew Flintoff was named as Wisden's Leading Cricketer of the Year.

The year 2019 proved very successful for Stokes as he played a key role in England 's first 50-over World Cup win and then went on to play a memorable innings against Australia during the third Ashes Test at Headingley.

Additionally, the English ATV was named ICC Cricketer of the Year in January 2020.