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London Marathon Tradegy

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Sunday 22nd of April, hairdresser Claire Squires from Leicester collapsed whilst running the London marathon. She collapsed near the finish line and was unfortunately not able to be revived.

She was running to raise money for charity the Samaritans. Before starting the race she had raised around £400 but since her sad death over 60,000 people have donated and the total now stands at a staggering £1,250,000!

Her close friend Nicola short said “Claire is an inspiration to us all. She brought laughter and love to everyone’s life. She will be sorely missed.”

Deaths at the London marathon are very rare. Claire is the 11th runner to die since the event began in 1981.

Rhianna, Year 6

Meadows Newsteam

5 Responses to London Marathon Tradegy

  1. Morgan May 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    good article Rhianna is so sad that she died

  2. Ellie Jackson May 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    good artical. I agree it is sad that she died, but also she raised lots of money.

  3. Jack R May 3, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Not being picky, but Tragedy was spelt incorrectly.
    I agree that it was sad that she died.

  4. Craig May 4, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Well done Rhianna great article, good researching! 🙂

  5. jade May 17, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    wow that is so sad