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Going for the Marathon hat-trick 

Running a Marathon takes pure dedication, but one ICR supporter took that dedication to a different level completing her third London Marathon – and raising a 5-figure sum for the ICR at the same time.

Lynn Frieda and Family after the London Marathon 201

American-born Lynn Frieda is passionate about making a real difference to the lives of cancer patients. Each year she aims to beat her previous fundraising target and this year her goal was £14,000.

Lynn said: “So many of my friends and family have been affected by cancer and research is something most of us will benefit from in one form or another throughout our lifetime. I do believe that every bit of fundraising helps.”

And it wasn't just her fundraising target that Lynn aimed to beat. She also completed the Marathon in 4 hours, 11 minutes – beating her personal best by 4 minutes. Husband Gene and son Lorenzo were there to cheer her on as she passed the finishing line.

Charlotte Orrell-Jones, Head of Events at the ICR, said: “Our Marathon runners have very personal reasons for taking on the 26.2 mile course. Lynn is a fantastic example of how one person’s dedication can make a huge difference to the lives of cancer patients. We are truly grateful for Lynn’s support.”

If you are inspired by Lynn’s story and would like a place in next year's London Marathon email [email protected] to join our running team, or see our Sports and Challenges page for event listings throughout 2015 and 2016.

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