2018 London Marathon: The Runners’ Stories


These are the most touching stories gathered from the London Marathon 2018. See the London Marathon date and the London Marathon route here and all the details for the London Marathon.

Taking place on the Sunday of 22 April, the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018 which is the biggest fundraising one-day event is looking to add more money to the whopping sum of £890+ million raised in the past 37 years by over 40,000 runners this year. Here are some of the reasons why they are running at the London Marathon 2018.




Remembering her sister

One of the runners, Sophie Holt is running for her older sister Gemma, who had been taken away from her because of a suicide related to mental health issues.

Sophie is raising money at the London Marathon 2018 for MIND and she’s hoping to raise awareness to mental health and to encourage people that are suffering from mental health to speak up about their struggle.

Their mom would be proud

Three siblings, Anthony, Georgia and Hugo Rawlinson are also competing in the name of someone close at the London Marathon 2018. Their mom suffered from a rare undiagnosed type of cancer that spread from her breast to her heart cavity. Ravaged, the decided to turn it into something positive and they are trying to raise £60,000 for the Breast Cancer Now in the memory of their late mother.

3 Generations

For everyone’s surprise, three generations of the same family will also compete in the London Marathon 2018 and they will be raising money for RAFT. Robert Jenkins, his son Robert Jenkins Jr and grandson Iwan will be present at the London Marathon all hoping to raise even more money than they previously eaerned at the past marathons.


In the end, this is just a very small collection of the most touching stories from the London Marathon 2018, and everyone is looking forward to seeing who is going to raise the most money for their chosen charity. All in all, this is a great event who has been around for over 37 years attracting more and more runners every year and collecting impressive amounts of money, similar to what you could get when playing free slots no deposit win real money. You will be having a lot of fun playing your favorite free slots before theLondon Marathon starts.

The veteran

A veteran when it comes to marathons, for Steve Edwards the London Marathon 2018 will be his 820thmarathon, and the 23rdLondon Marathon. His goal is to compete in 1000 marathons while also beating the fastest average finish time.For this year, he chose to be raising funds for the Kate’s Home Nursing, a charity focused on providing palliative care for patients that are suffering from a terminal illness.

The newcomer

While Steve is at his 820thmarathon, Claire O’Hara is just at the start of the road when it comes to marathons. She is only 29 years old and her determination came from the fact that she used to weigh over 18 stones. Claire managed to lose 8 stones in a record time of 18 months after she gave birth to her son. Now she’s ready to complete the London Marathon route which is 26.2 miles long. Claire says that she is raising money for Centrepoint after she realized that her hometown of Liverpool has a problem with homelessness



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