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Klaxons' Simon Taylor-Davies completes London Marathon for charity

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Apr 14, 2014 | 12:11pm EDT

British rocker Simon Taylor-Davies has raised over $4,000 (£2,500) for a U.K. cancer charity after successfully completing the London Marathon on Sunday (13Apr14). The Klaxons guitarist pounded the pavement for the annual 26-mile (41.8-kilometre) race through the British capital and passed the finish line in a respectable four hours, 20 minutes and three seconds. The funds raised from the Virginmoneygiving.com sponsorship, which is still open to the public, will benefit the Prostate Cancer UK organisation, and Taylor-Davies is determined to continue his work with the charity in the future. He tells NME.com, "I am incredibly proud to have run and helped raise awareness for Prostate Cancer UK. They are doing a fantastic job to raise awareness amongst men. I'm a keen runner and know what it's like to be part of a group of guys. So I want to be part of this ever-growing movement of men that will help inspire change." Taylor-Davies' bandmates also made sure to send their best wishes to him in a Twitter.com message after the event, writing, "A gigantic congratulations to Simon for completing the London Marathon today !!!" But he wasn't the only rocker trading his guitar for running shoes on Sunday - Suede star Bernard Butler also took part in the marathon.

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