Fun day in memory of Claire Squires

Family and friends of runner Claire Squires who died during the London Marathon are holding a fun day to raise money in her memory.

Tributes flood in

Tributes have flooded in for a Leicestershire woman who collapsed and died near the finish line of this year's London Marathon.

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RAF Association: Marathon runner was an 'inspiration'

Nicola Short (left) and Claire Squires (right) after they climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2010 in aid of RAFA Credit: RAFA/PA

A close friend of the marathon runner who died during the London Marathon has described Claire Squires as an "inspiration".

Both Nicola Short and the RAF Association (RAFA) have paid tribute to her on the RAFA website. In a statement, the RAFA said:

"Claire was a wonderfully vibrant and energetic person, who was a keen charity supporter and loved by all who knew her. Claire’s efforts in support of the RAF Association helped to raise hundreds of pounds for our charity and that is something for which we will always be grateful".

ITV's national site is also following this story.

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