Former Commonwealth Heptathlon Champion Louise Hazel backs MyMarathon campaign

7 April 2016        

Louise Hazel running champion

GB athlete and former Commonwealth Heptathlon Champion Louise Hazel is backing our new MyMarathon challenge to help raise money for life-saving heart research. 

 The 30-year-old former Olympian from Cambridgeshire is supporting our new fundraising campaign, which challenges the nation to run a marathon over the month of May to help accelerate the fight against heart disease

With MyMarathon, participants can complete the 26.2mile run in their own time, at their own pace, whether it’s over 4 hours, 4 days or 4 weeks. Now everyone can say they’ve run a marathon!

Louise became a Running Champion for us after losing her father to a heart attack at just 50 years old.

Louise said: “Millions of lives across the UK have been devastated by heart disease. I know first-hand how terrible heart disease can be, and the important role research is playing in helping to end that suffering.

“Running a marathon is no easy feat, but with MyMarathon you decide the pace so now everyone can go the distance this May! It’s a great way to help keep your heart healthy and help save more lives. Together we can beat heart disease.”

Join the fight

Heart and circulatory disease affects around 7million people in the UK and is responsible for around 155,000 deaths each year – around one person every three minutes.

Every pound raised from MyMarathon will help us fulfill our ambition to fund half a billion pounds of new research in the next five years, to revolutionise the fight against heart disease.

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