Running Tales

Lizzie Tovey: Visually impaired runner takes on cancer to complete the Virtual London Marathon

October 9, 2020

Lizzie Tovey is remarkable.

Despite only recently taken up running when she started to struggle with her eyesight, the visually impaired runner completed the 2019 London Marathon.

This year was to bring more battles though. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, she had original planned to drop out of the 2020 race.

But when it became a virtual event, she decided to take it on over three stages, including a gruelling night run.

Did she do it? Of course she did!

Along the way, Lizzie's journey has also seen her campaign to have guide runners given London Marathon finishers medals, while she completed a self-isolated 26.2 miles on the treadmill - complete with an array of fancy dress outfits.

Personally I think she needs to write a book next...

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