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Roger's marathon tribute to Sir Jimmy

By Katia Harston, Chief Reporter Friday 17th February 2012

Now then, now then...


For years marathon runner Roger Cousins has been mistaken for Sir Jimmy Savile. Now he has decided to use it to his advantage and will take on his ninth London marathon dressed as the late children's TV presenter.


The 60-year-old, who has been a caretaker at St John's primary in Penistone for ten years said: "For years and years no matter where I've gone in the world, be it Tenerife or the Dominican Republic, I always got a tap on the shoulder asking if I was him. I think it's because of the hair.


"With Jimmy passing away last year I decided it was my time to do a tribute to him and hopefully it will kick-start my fund-raising campaign."

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Posted by ruthey99 I Fri 17th Feb 2012 at 5:57pm

This is Rogers fund raising page!

So proud of you dad! X

Posted by stutheenquirer I Mon 20th Feb 2012 at 11:07am

Smashing,Hows about that then.

Posted by lozza I Tue 21st Feb 2012 at 1:56pm

What an inspirational person you are Roger. Who would have thought 14 years ago you used to think runners were mental...4 years later you took it up yourself and still doing it 10 years on and you are going stronger than ever. You are a superstar!!!