40,000 marathon runners
Getting into the London Marathon is nearly as tough a task as running it. Of the more than 250,000 people who entered, just under 40,000 lined up for the iconic marathon this year, including our 26 #teamICR runners (that’s one for every mile of the race!). Our team ran for mothers and fathers, for friends and wives, and every single one ran with the goal of defeating cancer.
#TeamICR runner ‘Hollywood’ Dave Griffiths is running a phenomenal 10 marathons this year to fundraise for the ICR in honour of his wife, who is currently undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer. The Virgin Money London Marathon was the third of his ten-marathon challenge.
“It was a tough one yesterday and I cramped up at mile 15 – but no surprise as that's marathon number three in four weeks,” Dave said when I caught up with him after he crossed the finish line. “It was tough but I’m not stopping until my challenges are done. The reason you are running far outweighs any pain you are feeling, and so the job will always get done and you'll never quit.”