Marathon ef­fort to help PMH

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

RYAN Craw­ford swapped his suit for sneak­ers when he com­peted in the Lon­don Marathon last week.

The group direc­tor of a Leed­erville prop­erty group started run­ning about three years ago and has par­tic­i­pated in the Vic­to­rian Great Ocean Road and WA’s Cape to Cape marathons.

How­ever, he said the 42km Lon­don race was par­tic­u­larly spe­cial be­cause it was for Princess Mar­garet Hos­pi­tal.

“It’s one of the most popular marathons in the world, there are gen­er­ally over 100,000 peo­ple in at­ten­dance be­tween the com­peti­tors and the spec­ta­tors on the day,” Mr Craw­ford said.

“I was more than happy to run the marathon and raise funds for Princess Mar­garet Hos­pi­tal, which is a char­ity that I am a big sup­porter of.”

In prepa­ra­tion for the gru­elling race, Mr Craw­ford ran about 56km a week fol­low­ing paths around Kings Park, Burswood and South Perth.

Mr Craw­ford and his brother raised about $37,000.

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Ryan Craw­ford ran the Lon­don Marathon to raise funds for PMH.

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