30 year old female. RIP brave soul.
Her name has been released and her just giving page is still open and thousands of people have continued to donate in her memory. Its gone up from £500 to £20,000+.
Very emotional reading comments from total strangers.
Very sad to hear of the death of the young woman in her second London Marathon. My prayers are for her and her family and friends.
No doubt the the anti runners will have a field day, saying how dangerous running is. To put it into perspective, this was the 10th death, in the London Marathon since its inception in 1981. A very, very tiny percentage of the hundreds of thousands who have participated.
I am sure there will be a lot of discussion about this here on the forum, and i hope the comments stay respectful unlike some of the things that have been said from the tabloids forum. The Independent in particular, had some rather nasty comments online. Not worth repeating.
Its sad that she died, and having not known her, or anything about her, all i can say is, just let her be, let her rest in peace. Whether she had done too much training, not enough training, ran with a dodgy heart, or whatever caused her death tragicaly, just let her rest in peace. Just maybe there might be people on here, who did know her, and would want conversation to be respectful. There will be anti-running league people like Terence said above, and people that think the race should be changed, but let them argue it out, since it wont amount to nothing. Nothing else is there to say.
I think it was just a case of her time was sadly up - she had taken part in many fund-raising activities and went up Kilimanjaro last year so must have been very fit. They don't allow you to start unless you've had a physical and been passed fit to tackle the mountain. Very tough on her family and friends but at least she died doing something she loved - running to raise money for a good cause.
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