Kate McCann to run London Marathon

Madeleine's parents, Kate and Jerry McCann Credit: ITV News

The mother of missing Madeleine McCann, has announced that she'll be running the Virgin London Marathon 2013 in aid of the Missing People charity.

Madeleine went missing in May 2007 while on holiday with her parents in Praia da Luz.

On her Just Giving page, Kate McCann said:

"If I’m honest, I would happily have gone through my life without ever contemplating running a marathon, or even a half-marathon for that matter!

"However, knowing what it’s like to be living with a child missing and believing very strongly in what the workers at the charity do in helping other families like mine, I realised it was a challenge that I had to take."

Kate and Jerry McCann live in Rothley, Leicestershire.