Fallen London Marathon runner Claire Squires was raising money for charity

An update from my last post on the London Marathon runner who died during the race…

Her name was Claire Squires, a 30-year-old UK citizen who died within a mile of the finish line this weekend.

Although it’s not known specifically what caused her death, some interesting details about her have emerged. Squires was running the marathon to raise money for a charity called Samaritans, which focuses on suicide prevention. After her death — and as news of the cause she was supporting spread — donations flooded into the charity to the tune of more than a million dollars.

By all appearances, she was fit. In 2010, she raised money for another charity by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain.

Squires is the 11th person to die in the London Marathon since its 1981 inception.

To read a full report on this story, go to this link.

Bob Doucette

On Twitter @RMHigh7088

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