St George’s cardiac team gets Royal seal of approval at London Marathon

Experts from St George’s, University of London, were on duty in case of medical emergencies at this weekend’s 36th London Marathon as over 40,000 runners took part in Britain’s largest sporting event. 

As the Medical Director of the Virgin London Marathon, Professor Sanjay Sharma, of St George’s University of London, is ultimately responsible for the organisation of medical support for the runners.

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