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Running for Claire Squires

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 today.

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Rajiv Popat reports from outside the memorial service held for Claire Squires.

Hundreds of mourners have gathered at the funeral of a woman from Leicestershire who died during the London Marathon.

Claire Squires collapsed less than a mile from the finishing line of this year's race.

Since her death, the public has donated more than a million pounds to the charity she was raising money for.

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