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Winstone greets marathon hero Kidd

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Jun 07, 2011 | 5:00am EDT

The movie daredevil, who famously stood in onscreen for Bond actors including Pierce Brosnan, Sir Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton, was left permanently disabled after a motorcycle crash in 1996.

Kidd has refused to let his injuries slow him down and signed up to compete in this year's (11) London Marathon to raise money for charity, and he completed the 26-mile (42-kilometre) trek by walking a little distance each day for more than a month.

The stuntman finally crossed the finish line on Monday evening (06Jun11) and was hailed a hero by his longtime pal Winstone, who walked the last few steps with him.

Kidd's dramatic marathon stunt raised $120,000 (£75,000) for Children with Leukaemia and The Eddie Kidd Foundation.

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