London Marathon death inspires $1 million in donations

Posted: Apr 26, 2012 In: News With: 0 comments

A death during a marathon is a terrible tragedy but the recent death of Claire Squires this weekend near the end of the London Marathon has inspired a nation.

The London Marathon is the world’s largest sporting event for raising money for charities and Claire like so many of her fellow runners was doing just that – she had prior to the race raised over $800 for the Samaritans (they provides confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings).

Since her death which has resulted in a huge outpouring of grief, over a 1 million dollar has now been raised.

Read more here courtesy of The Star.

About the Author

Peter Donato

Peter Donato is the Founder of and has remained active year after year. A former competitive tennis and golf player, he has completed 16 marathons, five in Boston, dozens of adventure races, one Warrior Dash, and many triathlons and cycling races. His racing highlights include a 2:49 Marathon P.B., an Ironman Triathlon, a full Marathon in a Mascot outfit (Jefferson) where he broke the Guinness Record, and cycling solo from Rome to Venice. He and Jefferson live, work and play near Lake Ontario in Toronto.

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