Inspirational blind athlete Dave Heeley is to be given the Freedom of Sandwell.
The well-loved runner, known as ‘Blind Dave’, is set to received the honour next year.
It comes as the 54-year-old has just raised a staggering £107,000 through a running and cycling Top2Toe gruelling challenge.
Inspirational Dave, from West Bromwich, completed ten marathons and 750 miles of cycling in just ten days over the summer for Macmillan Cancer Support.
He is also the first blind person in the world to have completed the ultimate endurance challenge of seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.
Dave, who will become Sandwell’s 11th honorary freeman, is currently hoping to become an Olympic torch bearer when sporting’s greatest event comes to London in 2012
Rocker Bev Bevan, former ELO and Move drummer, joined in a night of celebration to mark ‘Blind Dave’s’ latest feat at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham.
Dave has also met Prince Charles, a patron of Macmillan Cancer Support, at Clarence House following his worthy efforts in August.
“The past 18 months have been a real adventure, and to complete the challenge of ten marathons and hundreds of miles of cycling in just ten days feels fantastic,” said Dave. He added that it was a “privilege” to be offered the Freedom of Sandwell borough.
A spokesman for the Macmillan charity said “Dave’s leadership has made this incredible challenge happen and his achievement will most certainly help to improve the lives of people living with cancer.
“He continues to show others that anything is possible and has inspired us all to come together and make that difference.”