Harpenden sepsis survivor ‘loved every minute’ of London Marathon

PUBLISHED: 09:01 04 May 2019

Harpenden sepsis survivor Elisabeth Grover ran the London Marathon to raise money for disability charity Leonard Cheshire. Picture: Supplied

Harpenden sepsis survivor Elisabeth Grover ran the London Marathon to raise money for disability charity Leonard Cheshire. Picture: Supplied

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A Harpenden woman who survived sepsis two years ago said she ‘loved every minute’ of the London Marathon.

Harpenden sepsis survivor Elisabeth Grover ran the London Marathon to raise money for disability charity Leonard Cheshire. Picture: SuppliedHarpenden sepsis survivor Elisabeth Grover ran the London Marathon to raise money for disability charity Leonard Cheshire. Picture: Supplied

Elisabeth Grover ran the marathon to celebrate her 50th birthday and to raise money for disability charity Leonard Cheshire.

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Nicknamed 'the smiliest marathon runner' for her ability to keep smiling while running, Elisabeth named her fundraising campaign 'Smiling for 26.2'.

She said: “I like to get my money's worth so I ran it in six hours eight minutes. The crowds were incredible and support along the way made me feel very happy and proud to be taking part in such a life-affirming event.

Harpenden sepsis survivor Elisabeth Grover ran the London Marathon to raise money for disability charity Leonard Cheshire. Picture: SuppliedHarpenden sepsis survivor Elisabeth Grover ran the London Marathon to raise money for disability charity Leonard Cheshire. Picture: Supplied

“I ran for the charity Leonard Cheshire, helping people living with disability to live an independent life and reach their personal goals and that meant the world to me. My goal for next year is to work out a fun fancy dress outfit to wear for 2020!”


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