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Drinks firm defends stimulant

The makers of an energy drink consumed by marathon runner Claire Squires before she died during the London Marathon have defended the use of a now-banned stimulant.

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Energy boosting drink played part in runner's death

A now banned performance enhancing sports supplement, played a part in the death of a fit and healthy young woman, who collapsed and died just a mile from the finishing line of the London marathon.

Claire Squires had taken an energy boosting powder and a coroner has ruled that it had contributed to her death.

After her death over a million pounds was raised for the charity she was running for - the Samaritans.

ITV News' Neil Connery reports:

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