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Three marathons to celebrate turning 60
A woman is celebrating turning 60 by running her third marathon in six months.
Kate Neale is taking on the TCS London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April in aid of Brain Tumour Research. It will be her fifth ever marathon and her third since October.
She said: “To celebrate turning 60, rather than settle for a bus pass I decided to take on a number of physical challenges. This culminated in me running both London and Dublin marathons in October 2022.
“I then realised that, because London Marathon is going back to its usual April date this year, I had a once-in-a-lifetime chance to run the world’s most iconic marathon twice in my 60th year.”
Kate, who has set herself a fundraising target of £6,060 in honour of her milestone birthday, started running 14 years ago. She is now a running coach and an event director of Luton Wardown parkrun, which is how she met Amani Liaquat, a brain tumour patient who died from a glioblastoma (GBM) in February last year.
“I was involved in Luton’s second Walk of Hope, which took place after Amani had died. It was amazing, very powerful and very poignant, and it really made me want to do something,” Kate said. “After meeting Amani and being so taken by her, I had a compelling reason to do the London Marathon again and knew I’d regret it if I didn’t.”
To support Kate’s marathon efforts, please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/KateNeale6060
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