Tech entrepreneur hopes to run into record books with TCS London Marathon set

Gus Fraser Picture: Max Young (37677505)

A RUNNER and tech entrepreneur is gearing up to set the world record for the fastest marathon while DJing to raise money for charity after losing his father to pancreatic cancer a decade ago.

Gus Fraser is aiming to set the record at the TCS London Marathon on 21 April – a challenge he describes as “ridiculous”.

He hopes to raise £100,000 for Cancer Research UK, a cause he has been supporting for the past ten years by taking part in various physical endurance events and fundraisers.

Having also witnessed loved ones battling the disease since his father’s death, he said he felt the need to “do something about it”.

Gus Fraser Picture: Max Young (37677514)

Mr Fraser said he wanted to do “something different” this year to raise as much money as he could for the charity’s clinical trials unit in Southampton, adding: “A regular marathon wouldn’t be enough.”

He said: “More recently, cancer struck close to home again, affecting one of my young son’s best friends, who has bravely been battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for over a year.

“Another young friend was recently lucky to survive an 11-hour surgery, resulting in the removal of her pelvic tumour, colon, part of her liver, her spleen, and a total hysterectomy and ileostomy. I have personally visited the CRUK clinical trials unit in Southampton and have seen how every penny raised helps groundbreaking research and treatments, offering real hope to patients.”

As he prepares for the marathon, Mr Fraser is focusing on the logistics of carrying the DJ decks, how to power them, and how to record his set on video, as required by Guinness World Records.

Mr Fraser is a strategic Artificial Intelligence consultant for the consulting firm Elixirr. He previously founded tech company Revoke, launching a number of privacy and security apps including “Revoke” in 2020 and “BLOKK” in 2022.

Revoke allows users to monitor and “revoke” their personal information from online platforms and dark web networks to prevent it from being misused or used for malicious purposes.

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