This year, the London Marathon saw the millionth finisher cross the finish line since the Marathon started in 1981.
Shannon Foudy, a police officer from Hemel Hempstead, was the lucky runner to be the one millionth finisher, completing the course in 5:45:18. She was running to raise money for the Luton & Dunstable Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after her own personal experience when her daughter, Catrin, who is now six, was born at 26 weeks weighing just 2lb 5oz.
Shannon, who works as a schools and youth engagement sergeant and is a novice runner, was cheered on by family and friends on the 24th April 2016. She said of the experience
Catrin, Jamie and my mum and dad were at the 14 mile mark so I stopped there for a few cuddles. Being surrounded by so many people running for great causes was amazing.
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