As a doctor hails a new world record, the London Marathon is filled with pride.
AFTER RUNNING THE LONDON MARATHON FOR CYSTIC FLUOSIS SUFFERERS, A DOCTOR has highlighted her pride in her new Guinness World Record.
By running the London Marathon on Sunday, ten brave cystic fibrosis patients and their relatives raised crucial funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. CF damages the digestive system and kills the lungs with sticky mucus, affecting 10,500 people in the UK. In Saturday’s Daily Express, we reported on four CF Trust runners, two of whom are genetically predisposed to the disease. Now we can reveal that not only did those four raise a stunning £75,000 for charity, but one runner also set a new world record.
Dr. Jane Faulkner, a consultant anaesthetist at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth and Women’s hospitals, is no stranger to medicine. When her son William, now eight, was originally diagnosed with the terrible genetic disorder, she found the CF Trust invaluable.
Jane, from Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, set a Guinness World Record (GWR) by finishing the race dressed as a huge rose in 4 hours and 5 minutes. The term “65 Flowers” was coined in the 1960s after a child with CF who couldn’t pronounce the ailment famously quipped, “I have 65 roses.” “It was great to be a part of this incredible event, and running in costume as an official GWR attempt made it even more special!” she remarked. The crowd was incredible and exuded such great energy the entire time, which made it all the more amazing after the last 18 months we’ve all experienced.
“By the end, I was in excruciating pain, and my legs were completely worn out, so crossing the finish line was an incredible feeling of relief!”
Jane, a mother of two, had to run the marathon in under five hours and 30 minutes to gain the title of ‘fasted 3D plant.’
Other runners we profiled last weekend included Liam McHugh, 60, who raised over £50,000 for the Trust, bringing his total donations to almost £300,000 in three decades. After their daughter Rachel was born with the disease, Liam, 60, and his wife Eleanor have dedicated their lives to assisting others.
Rachel, 29, has thrived on Orkambi for nine years, opting not to test the new miracle medication Kaftrio, while Liam refuses to give up his. “Brinkwire News Summary.”