Yesterday, 26th April should have been the London marathon. People from all over the country had been training and their plans and money raised for charity put on hold until the event can be scheduled. This has stopped most people and we have seen the 2.6 challenge where people are doing things that link in with the 26 miles of the marathon still trying to raise much needed funds for their chosen charities.
We have featured Liam McHugh many times and over and over again we have said what a true inspiration he is. Liam was, like many, supposed to be running in the London Marathon and when he realised that the race was going to be postponed he decided that he would still run the marathon but in his home town in Northern Ireland. He said he would run a marathon around Spamount in Castleberg to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. There was one stipulation people had to keep to social distancing guidelines if they came out to support. At the end of the race Liam was proud to announce that he had raised £33,000 for completing his marathon yesterday. Beyond this amazing achievement it means that with the amount of money raised and adding it to his previous fundraising total it now means he has topped an absolutely incredible £266.000. The word legend gets said so many times but Liam you truly are!!
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