London Marathon 2019: East Dulwich runner takes on challenge for Diabetes UK after brother, partner, gran and auntie were all diagnosed

Katherine Johnston (17 April, 2019) Sport

'I know the late night runs in the cold and wet will all be worth it when I cross the finish line'

29089Fiona, with her brothers Andrew and Iain

A woman from East Dulwich is running the London Marathon to raise funds for the charity that has helped her brother.

Thirty-four-year-old Fiona, from East Dulwich, is taking part in the marathon for the first time.

She is raising funds for Diabetes UK, to help find a cure, as her brother Iain and partner Hakim both have Type 1 diabetes and her auntie and grandmother have both been diagnosed with Type 2.

She said: “Signing up seemed like such a good idea when I was topping up my tan watching it at mile nineteen last year!

“I have completed the Great North Run before and thought it was time to push myself a little further and go for a full marathon.

“Training has taken over my life. I am sure my friends and family are sick of hearing about my workouts, runs and physio sessions but I have enjoyed everything about it.

“I know the late night runs in the cold and wet will all be worth it when I cross the finish line.”

To donate, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/fiona-macpherson5

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