Donations to an “inspirational” runner who collapsed and died during the London Marathon have passed £670,000 on her fundraising website, and are continuing to be sent in.
Claire Squires, a 30-year-old hairdresser, had run the marathon once before and was in apparent good health before she collapsed in the final stretch of the race on Sunday.
Donations made to The Samaritans via her charity fundraising page soared as news of her death spread. On Monday, at the time the original article was published, her JustGiving page total was up to £210,000. By Wednesday morning it passed £670,711,
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