FORMER Doncaster Free Press girl Liz Jackson says the bombing of the Boston marathon will not put her off running the London race this weekend.
Liz, 39, who once sold adverts for the paper, is running the 26-mile race for the MS Society, because her mum suffered from the condition before her death in 2009.
She has been pounding the streets near her home at Wheatley Hills in training for Sunday’s race for months.
She said: “I never thought I wouldn’t go because of what happened in Boston, but it did initially put me off taking my partner, Mark Boulby, and my eight-year-old son, Maxim Boulby.
“It was upsetting, but in the end we decided we would all go.”
She said she thought her mum would be proud of her charity effort, but added she also thought she would find it funny.
Liz has been running for about five years and has done a few half marathons before, but this is her first full marathon.
Liz said Maxim had said he was proud of his mum doing a marathon, but he had said he hoped she didn’t fall over and break a leg.
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