April 24, 2012

Death in the London Marathon: Claire Squires, 30, from Leicestershire, collapsed on the final stretch of the 26.2-mile course on Sunday. She was running to raise money for the Samaritans, for whom her mother has been a volunteer for 24 years, and in memory of her brother who died of an overdose. She hoped to raise a few quid. As of this post, her Justgiving account had raised almost 450,000 from more than 40,000 donations.

posted by JJ to other at 12:30 PM - 1 comment

Do they know why she died? It seems like there have been more stories lately about marathoners who die during the race or immediately thereafter. Undiagnosed heart conditions, perhaps?

posted by evixir at 10:32 PM on April 26, 2012

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