By Benjamin Leo
15th August 2016 at 2:29pm

Hands up if you had a 100/1 winner last week?

One shrewd Marathonbet punter from Wigan did. He stuck a tenner on Kazakhstani swimmer Dmitriy Balandin to win the Men’s 200m breaststroke at the Olympics in Rio.

Hours later he was laughing all the way to the bank when the rank outsider stormed home to claim gold. His £10 at 100/1 saw him pocket a cool £1010. Not bad work if you can get it.

Kazakhstan found a new hero in 21-year-old Balandin, who is his country’s first Olympic swimming champion. We suspect the punter from Wigan is also busy getting the blu-tac out and sticking up some shrine-like posters of young Dmitriy across his house.

Well done sir.


Other Marathonbet punters also found success in recent days.

Although not as impressive as our man from Wigan, a customer from London stuck £400 on a horse racing treble on Saturday to win more than £1,600.

He cheered home Rich and Famous (1.727) at Newmarket, Kings Fete (1.833) at Newbury and Fidaawy (2.375)  at Doncaster.

It was easy pickings for our nag-backer. Rich and Famous romped home by three-and-a-half lengths, Fidaawy absolutely tore up his race by seven lengths while Kings Fete won Saturday’s big race by one-and-a-quarter for Sir Michael Stoute.

Enjoy your winnings!


And finally our last customer will be thanking his lucky stars the football season is back. His bank should look significantly healthier this morning after he successful navigated a tricky five-fold accumulator that returned 27/1.

The punter, from Norwich, backed Blackburn to beat Mansfield, Fulham to beat Leyton Orient, MK Dons to beat Newport and draws between Scunthorpe/Notts County and Barnsley/Northampton.

All his predictions came up trumps, meaning our man walked away with a healthy £130 profit.

Well done to all our winners over the past week. Got an epic bet of your own? Share it!

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