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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"We're doing it for Claire"

Scott Munton, Susie Munton, Penny Squires, Chris Bowes, Marcus Keirle Credit: ITV News Central

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.

Her sister, Penny, will support fourteen runners who are competing to raise money for Claire's charity Squires Effect.

Claire's just giving page raised more than one million pounds for charity after her death in April 2012.

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