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Gordon Ramsay Pledges £26,200 If His Kids Beat His Marathon Time

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Gordon Ramsay Pledges £26,200 If His Kids Beat His Marathon Time

Gordon Ramsay has promised to pay his kids a huge amount of money if they can beat his London Marathon time.

Ramsay has completed the course around central London on a few occasions now, and he has laid down the challenge to his twin children Jack and Holly Ramsay to see if they can better his time.

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The two teenagers are running the marathon for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital - a specialist hospital in London for complex children's illnesses and research into diseases.

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The two twins turned 18 recently and Jack went onto Instagram to try to drive his donations up while simultaneously having a little dig at his sister - a bit of healthy sibling rivalry always makes things more interesting, right?

He said: "Just two more days until Holly and I take on the London Marathon," before adding: "Best of luck @hollyramsayy, I'm coming for you!"

Credit: Jack Ramsay/Instagram
Credit: Jack Ramsay/Instagram

Well, they certainly got some family rivalry going. A few posts from the elder Ramsay weighed in with his challenge.

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Gordon posted: "Jack dads time to beat is 3hr 30 mins come on big boy you can do this £26,200 if you do this !!!! I know you can. I'm so proud of you both #smarttwins xxxx"

I think we can all agree £26,200 is a pretty sizable donation. In fact, it's £1,000 for every mile, which is bloody good going.

Suppose Gordon Ramsay can probably afford it but it's still a good incentive.

He also posted on his own account to try to drum up more support for his kids. Heart-warming stuff, eh?

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He said: "Not long to go kiddos ! So proud of you both running the #londonmarathon for @greatormondst. Head to the link in my bio to support them Gx #teamramsay #london"

Credit: Instagram/Gordon Ramsay
Credit: Instagram/Gordon Ramsay

The only problem is that the time Gordon set - while he was well into his 40s, it is worth mentioning - is really fast.

The world record is around two hours, and for a 40-odd year old man to be running anything under four hours means they must have to be in some shape.

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We're going to have to wait to find out whether the kids actually managed to get anywhere near their father - watch this space.

Meanwhile, Gordon has caused a bit of a stir this week by claiming that he has turned vegan.

Obviously, we're not sure whether he has really done this or not, but he did put out a social media post that said: "Going to give this vegan thing a try ... Yes guys you heard that right".

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: SPORT, UK News, Marathon, TV and Film, Celebrity, Vegan, Gordon Ramsay

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