The famous faces pounding the streets in the Yorkshire Marathon

Educating Yorkshire's Matthew Burton, pictured here taking part in the Jane Tomlinson Leeds 10K, will once again by tackling the Yorkshire Marathon. ''Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.
Educating Yorkshire's Matthew Burton, pictured here taking part in the Jane Tomlinson Leeds 10K, will once again by tackling the Yorkshire Marathon. ''Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.
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FROM SPORTING stars to television favourites, there will be plenty of familiar faces pounding the streets at this year’s Yorkshire Marathon.

Despite tweeting “Never again. Probably” after completing last year’s marathon, Educating Yorkshire star and Dewsbury school teacher Matthew Burton will be back for a second attempt at the course.

Former England defender Danny Mills will be running the 10 mile event.  Picture James Hardisty.

Former England defender Danny Mills will be running the 10 mile event. Picture James Hardisty.

One of the stand-out characters from the Channel 4 documentary series, Mr Burton gained a legion of fans helping student Musharaf Asghar, overcome a crippling stammer.

Former Leeds Rhinos centre Keith Senior is also back for a second attempt at the Yorkshire Marathon. Since retiring from the game, he has taken on a series of challenges including a 1,000-mile bike ride from Perpignan in the south of France to the Headingley stadium.

Another sporting star to look out for is former England, Leeds United and Manchester City defender Danny Mills, who will take part in the new 10 mile race. Last year he signed up for the relay but completed the full 26.2 miles, so who knows how far he will go.

BBC Look North presenters Nicola Rees and Harry Gration will be there, with Ms Rees taking on the full marathon and Mr Gration, a Yorkshire Marathon veteran from 2013, tackling the new 10 Mile route.

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