Friends of Leicestershire marathon runner Claire Squires are preparing to leave Market Harborough for London to run the race she never got to complete.
Claire died a mile from the finish line in last year's London Marathon.
The friends of a 30-year-old hairdresser from Leicestershire who died during the London Marathon last year will be running the race in her memory this Sunday.
Claire Squires' Just Giving page raised more than £1million for charity after she collapsed just a mile from the finish line.
Her friends Lucy Marlow and Nicola Short are taking part in the Marathon along with twelve other people.
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After an energy boosting drink was cited as contributing to the death of marathon runner Claire Squires, the company behind the drink have defended the active ingredient DMAA.
Claire died in April 2012 just a mile from the finishing line of the London marathon.
She had taken a drink containing DMAA with her. DMAA was banned in the UK in August 2012.
USPlabs sympathizes with the family of Ms. Squires for their tragic loss. We continue to stand by the safety of the dietary ingredient 1, 3 DMAA. The ingredient has been the subject of seven clinical trials supporting its safety when used as directed. These studies place 1,3 DMAA among the most studied dietary ingredients on the market.
A coroner's court has today heard how a performance-enhancing drug did contribute to the death of a woman from Leicestershire, who collapsed close to the finish of the London marathon.
The family of Claire Squires, who was 30, say her loss has created a gaping hole in their lives.
The harmful drug was contained in a supplement called Jack3D which she added to her water bottle. It was legal at the time and widely available. The court heard Claire was completely unaware of its risks
The family of a Claire Squires, who died from acute heart failure during the London Marathon after taking a performance-enhancing drug, have paid tribute to her.
They spoke after a coroner's inquest ruled that extreme exertion complicated by DMAA - which has been banned in Britain since August 2012 - led to Ms Squires death.
Ms Squires, 30, had aimed to raise £500 for The Samaritans but after her death donations to her JustGiving page totalled more than £1m.
ITV Central caught up with Claire Lomas from Leicestershire to reflect on her incredible year of 2012.
Claire was paralysed from the waist down after having a horse riding accident, but this didn't put her off completing the London Marathon using a specially-designed robotic suit.
Here's a look back at Claire's incredible year.
Claire Lomas has been talking to ITV Central about her incredible year including the moment she decided to compete in the London Marathon.
Seven weeks ago Claire Lomas from Leicestershire completed the London Marathon using a pair of robotic legs.
Now she's planning to cycle from Paris to London next April.
Seven weeks ago, Claire Lomas from Leicestershire, completed the London Marathon in a rewalk suit.
Now she intends to cycle from Paris to London for her next challenge in April.