OLYMPIC silver medallist Amir Khan was among 4,500 runners taking part in Sunday's Wilmslow half-marathon.

The 18-year-old ran the 13.1-mile Cheshire course alongside friend Nabeel Chowdery, a property developer.

Amir completed the course in a time of 1hr 44mins, and he said: "I wanted to run to raise money for the tsunami appeal which is a charity that I've raised money for before. I was quite surprised to run the time that I did."

Mr Chowdery has raised £106,000 in aid of the tsunami disaster appeal with the help of sportsmen.

Christie's against Cancer and the East Cheshire Hospice are the official joint charities of the annual race.