Whilst many of us could easily admit to a marathon chocolate eating session over the weekend, we meet the man from Cheshire who's running eight of them this week.
Dad of two Simon Benbow from Nantwich set off from his home this morning, he'll be running to London where he will then take on the marathon. He's doing it to raise money for a cancer charity after he lost his mum to the disease as well as surviving skin cancer himself.
Sarah Rogers has been to meet him:
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A campaign started in memory of a Cheshire woman is already saving lives.
Claire Dale from Alderley Edge lost her mother to skin cancer in 2014. It moved her to train those in beauty salons and physiotherapy centres to spot first signs of the disease.
Claire's first trainee saved someone's life, it's being rolled out across the country, as our correspondent Rob Smith reports.
Find out more about the Karen Clifford Skin Cancer charity here.
A teenage girl says she's amazed by the response to the song she wrote for her mum who she lost to cancer.
Caitlin Burke, 16, from Leigh, wrote the song for her mum Carolyn who died in May after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was just 45.
After sharing a video of herself singing Not That Far Apart on Facebook, it has now been viewed more than 35,000 times.
A team of cancer survivors and celebrities including Judge Rinder and Anthea Turner have set off on a 120 mile, 5-day canoe challenge from Chester to Liverpool to raise funds for Stand Up To Cancer.
David Sing, a cancer survivor from Merseyside, took part in the challenge.
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Comedian Johnny Vegas was in Liverpool today as building work began on Liverpool's first specialist cancer hospital.
Vegas was joined by ex-Everton player Ian Snodin at the site of the new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre on West Derby Street.
The new centre will provide highly-specialist chemotherapy and other drug therapies, radiotherapy, inpatient care, outpatients, cancer support and rehabilitation, bone marrow transplant, a teenage and young adult unit, and urgent cancer care.
The new hospital will be in addition to the centre's existing hospitals in Wirral and Aintree.
"The new hospital is absolutely vital. It may not have affected you, but with cancer we know at some point it will and this hospital will help transform cancer care, not only for our families but for families in the future."
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