Marathon ef­fort was in­spired by mum

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A WOMAN raised more than £10,000 for a can­cer re­search char­ity by run­ning the Lon­don Marathon.

Chal­font St Peter based Paula Do­ra­saimy, 35, ran for Bowel and Can­cer Re­search with her col­league Anna Stre­bal in mem­ory of her mother, who died from bowel can­cer at 54 years of age.

She said: “I was only 17 and I knew im­me­di­ately and at first hand the truly dev­as­tat­ing ef­fect of this dis­ease.”

She added: “I’ve faced some chal­leng­ing events in my life, but run­ning 26.2 miles was by far the most daunt­ing.

“It was tough go­ing be­tween miles 18 and 21, but cross­ing Black­fri­ars Bridge and Tower Bridge was truly mem­o­rable.

“And the sup­port from the crowd on the last SEER GREEN: There will be a plant sale on Satur­day at the Parish Church Hall.

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PROUD: Paula Do­ra­saimy at the fin­ish line of the Lon­don Marathon three miles was in­cred­i­ble.

“I felt re­ally emo­tional and proud when I crossed the fin­ish line at 4hrs 10mins, col­lected my medal and looked around at all the run­ners who had just come in with me.”

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