St Albans woman runs London Marathon in under four hours for British Heart Foundation

PUBLISHED: 15:28 01 May 2019 | UPDATED: 15:28 01 May 2019

Emily Hickey-Mason from St Albans ran the London Marathon in under four hours. Picture: British Heart Foundation

Emily Hickey-Mason from St Albans ran the London Marathon in under four hours. Picture: British Heart Foundation

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A St Albans woman who ran the London Marathon for the British Heart Foundation described it as an "incredible" experience.

Emily Hickey-Mason, 25, ran the marathon in honour of two of her grandparents, who suffered serious strokes, and her dad, who lives with an irregular heartbeat.

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She said: “It was such an incredible experience. I was grinning the whole way round up until the 20 mile mark when the nausea hit!

“The crowds took me the final 6.2 miles and I managed to finish in under four hours which I'm pleased with. A huge thank you to everyone who sponsored me and helped me raise the £2,000 for the BHF's life saving research.”

Emily, who works as a media officer for the British Heart Foundation, used to be part of St Albans Athletics Club but gave up sports after a serious injury. Since recovery she has competed in the Birmingham and Richmond half marathons.

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