Funeral for £1m marathon girl

The funeral of Claire Squires, who collapsed and died close to the end of the London Marathon, has taken place. £1,000,000 has since been raised by donations to Claire's Just Giving page.

View all 41 updates ›

Friend: Squires would have been 'overwhelmed' by generosity

A friend of Claire Squires - who died on the final stretch of the London Marathon - said she would have been "overwhelmed" by the outpouring of generosity.

Claire Squires Credit: Reuters

Miss Squires, 30, had raised £500 for the Samaritans when she began the marathon on Sunday but that figure is now close to £800,000 on her JustGiving page.

Friend Nicola Short told the BBC: "I don't think any of us had any idea of how much she would raise. I think she would be completely overwhelmed and completely over the moon. She'd be going 'woo hoo', excited."

More on this story