April 25, 2012

London Marathon 2012: Women Dies During Race


30 year old Claire Squires dies in the London Marathon race, with the finish line only one bend away.
The women collapsed at Birdcage Walk, the last road runners have to travel before reaching Buckingham Palace where they turn onto The Mall on which the finish line is located. Immediate medical attention was provided, but her death was pronounced that afternoon.
Claire was running in memory of her brother, who died of an overdose in 2001.
She had already raised money for charity by running the marathon but now the amount has increased because of her death.

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