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Our Marathon hall of fame!

Meet our Marathon super heroes!

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We’re incredibly fortunate to have supporters to climb mountains, cycle city to city and run for miles to support us.

With Marathon season approaching, meet some of the runners who will be taking on the 26 mile challenge to support UCLH.  If you’re inspired by their wonderful stories, why not sign up for an event?  It doesn’t have to be a marathon – there are lots of events and challenges you can do whatever your fitness level, just get in touch to find out more.

Obai is running his first marathon for the Cancer Fund:

“In March 2020, I was diagnosed with a rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare soft tissue cancer behind my right eye. Over the next 6 months I went through 9 rounds of chemo and 28 rounds of radiotherapy. Despite the struggle of going through cancer treatment and navigating a pandemic, I'm blessed to have got the all clear in October, thanks to the wonderful care I received at UCLH.


“After my treatment, I started running to try and get back into shape. I've never been a runner and still don't think I am, but I've always wanted to run the London Marathon. It's a tough ask, but I'm excited to do this and raise money for a cause very close to my heart.”

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