Cracking the Marathon

Double Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell will be taking to the start line of the Virgin London Marathon this Sunday, raising money for The Children’s Trust,Tadworth.

Cracknell recently visited the charity to meet children affected by brain injuries. It was a poignant visit for Cracknell, who suffered a serious brain injury himself in 2010 when he was hit by a truck whilst cycling across the USA for a television series.

Speaking during his visit to The Children’s Trust, Tadworth, Cracknell said: “It was inspirational to see the work that goes on here at The Children’s Trust and to meet all the children who are working so hard in their rehabilitation. When I’m running the London Marathon the inspirational children, their amazing parents and the phenomenal staff who work alongside them will never be far from my thoughts.”

Having rowed the atlantic and walked to the South Pole in addition to his Olympic Gold medals, Cracknell is aiming for a time of 2:50:00 in this Sunday’s race.

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