A dad says he has been "inspired" by his nine-year-old son who completed a duathlon fundraiser for a children's charity.

Sami Hussain from Bushey wanted to raise money for Save The Children as he said he has a "lucky" life.

He said: "I think I'm very lucky to have a house and not to be living on the streets and have food to eats.

"We can take advantage of that and that is where I came up with the idea to raise money."

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Nine-year-old Sami. Credit: Anjum Hussain

Sami took part in a solo duathlon at Aldenham Country Park in Elstree on July 3 - consisting of a 500m run, 2.4 mile bike ride and then a 1.2 mile run - which he completed 32 minutes and 20 seconds.

Sami said: "It was hard going. But I had been training for the past few weeks.

"The wind didn't help but I kept at it and I'm pleased with my time.

"I am so grateful to all of my friends and family for their support. I'll be doing it again next year."

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Sami after the duathlon. Credit: Anjum Hussain

So far, Sami has raised more than £1000.

Sami's dad, Anjum, said his son is very "sporty" as he takes part in sport teams at school and said he is proud of him for his fundraising efforts.

He added: "I'm very proud of him and very inspired by him. I couldn't have done it myself because he's much fitter than I am."