Funds raised for mental health

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Wanaka volunteer firefighter Mark Basson (40) raised more than $2300 for Mental Health New Zealand at the weekend, but he did not set a new world record for running a half marathon in full firefighting gear.

The Cook Brothers Construction carpenter crossed the finish line in Pembroke Park of the Southern Lakes Half Marathon in 3hr 36min 58sec.

The world record is 3hr 20 min 40 sec.