Leicester City fan triumphs at London Marathon earning over £2,600 for local charity 

By George Kirk

Inspirational youngster Sam Parson smashed one of his goals completing the London Marathon last weekend with a very respectable time of 4 hours and 6 minutes, raising more than £2,600 for the Mary Anne Evans hospice in the process. 

After training for more than two years, Sam made the London Marathon his number one priority to achieve from his bucket list. 

After completing the marathon, the avid Leicester City FC supporter said: “I felt exhausted physically and mentally, it was one of the best achievements I’ve experienced. It meant a lot with it being a local charity, with it not just being an achievement for myself but the charity as well.

Elated: Sam celebrates holding his medal after completing the race

“The crowd was amazing and really supportive, it gave me such a boost hearing people spur me on. It was truly an overwhelming and emotional moment.”

Sam stated his biggest setback was at the 20 mile mark, where he got cramp. He described it as a physical and mental battle, with the last two miles being the worst. 

Determined: Sam battles through the pain barrier and races forward

After finishing the marathon, Sam celebrated with friends, enjoying a few drinks, with feelings of relief, reflecting back on the day. 

Relieved: Sam enjoys a well deserved beer

In previous years, Sam has also taken part in a charity skydive with Higham Lane Sixth Form in Nuneaton, back when he was studying there. 

Sam said that it meant a lot to him helping a charity that is so close to his family, with his grandparents running a tea party for Nuneaton-based Mary Anne Evans hospice every year to raise money. 

Sam’s next challenge is to beat his personal best and finish the London Marathon with a time less than 4 hours. 

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