St George’s students among London Marathon runners

The London Marathon took place on Sunday 28 April with many St George’s students among the 40,000 runners to complete the route.

Below medicine students Hannah Gyekye-Mensah and Edward Underwood discuss the charities they ran for, their reasons for doing so and how they managed to balance studying with training for the marathon.

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Principal runs the Marathon on behalf of heart screening charity CRY

The 39th London Marathon took place at the weekend with a record number of entrants – including the Principal of St George’s, Professor Jenny Higham.

Professor Higham decided to run her first-ever marathon this year in support of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), the charity which aims to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death in young people and provides cardiac screening throughout the UK.

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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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