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Stephen Hunt celebrates completing the London Marathon

Stephen Hunt celebrates after completing the London Marathon

West Country marathon runner Stephen Hunt sent us this photo of him with his medal.

The electrical engineer from Exeter completed the London Marathon in 4 hours 18 seconds. He was running in memory of his baby daughter Tallulah - who was stillborn in 2011. He hopes to raise £2,500 for charity Sands, which supports families who lose their babies.

Student Emily Stott was running in memory of her brother Jimmi, and to raise money for the RNLI. They tweeted a message of support for her this morning.

Father runs marathon for stillborn baby daughter

Stephen Hunt is running for his daughter Tallulah Credit: ITV West Country

As runners all over the country prepare to run the London Marathon tomorrow, a bereaved father from Devon tells us why this year's race means more to him than just getting a good time.

Stephen Hunt from Exeter is running for the stillbirth and neonatal death charity Sands - which supported him after his daughter Tallulah was stillborn in 2011.

Stephen, who has already raised funds for the charity by completing the Great West Run in 2014, is hoping to reach his target of £2,500 with this 26.2 mile run.

Ever since we collected donations for Sands at Tallulah's funeral, the London Marathon is something that I have wanted to take on, in memory of my daughter, and now's the time. Sands is the only charity I would do this for.

– Stephen Hunt

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Student hopes to raise money for RNLI by running the Marathon in memory of her brother

A 25-year-old from Devon is running the London Marathon this weekend for the RNLI in memory of her older brother.

James Stott had an epileptic fit in the water while he was surfing off Watergate Bay in Newquay in 2006. He was pulled to the beach by two surfers where the RNLI attempted to resuscitate him before he was air-lifted to Truro Hospital.

Emily Stott is running the marathon in memory of her brother

Emily, from Stoke Gabriel, is now running the 26.2 miles as a thank you, and says the RNLI kept her brother alive on a ventilator while his family rushed to his side.

Emily is running in memory of her brother James

If it was not for the RNLI, I would have never have had the opportunity to spend time with him before the ventilator was switched off. The RNLI gave me and my family three days to spend with James and that to me is invaluable and time that I will eternally treasure.

– Emily Stott

She's hoping to raise £14,000 to put towards saving more lives for the RNLI to purchase a Rescue Watercraft (RWC), and name it Jimmi II.

Devon woman goes into record books after London marathon

A woman from Devon has gone into the record books after becoming the fastest woman to run the London marathon in a wedding dress.

Naomi Garrick from Sidmouth needed to beat a time of 4 hours eleven minutes - which she did.

But the 43 year old had some stiff competition. 30 year-old Claire Pearse from Cambridge was also dressed as a bride for the 26 mile race.

Devon woman breaks London Marathon world record

A woman from Devon has gone into the record books today after becoming the fastest woman to run the London marathon in her wedding dress. Naomi Garrick from Sidmouth needed to beat a time of 4 hours eleven minutes - which she did.

The 43 year old had some stiff competition. 30 year-old Claire Pearse from Cambridge was also dressed as a bride for the 26 mile race.

Devon woman to run marathon in her wedding dress

Naomi Garrick and Claire Pearse will both be running in their wedding dresses Credit: ITV News

A woman from Devon is attempting to break a world record today by running the London marathon in her wedding dress. Naomi Garrick from Sidmouth needs to beat a time of 4 hours eleven minutes.

But the 43 year old has some competition. 30 year-old Claire Pearse from Cambridge will also be dressed as a bride for the 26 mile race.

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