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

David Hiddleston

I am a keen amateur runner having completed (barely in some cases!) nine marathon the first five of which happened to be the Big Five - London (2006), New York (2007), Boston (2008), Berlin (2008) and Chicago (2009). I currently hold the Guinness World Record for running a half marathon dressed as a Mascot (i.e. Jefferson the Dog) and have recently completed a 45 and 45 where when I turned 45 I decided to run 45 races before my next birthday. Note - my views and opinions are mine alone and do not represent those of MyNextRace.

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