Marathon runner's family 'overwhelmed' by donations

The family of a man who died after running the London Marathon said they are "overwhelmed" by the donations that have been made in his honour.

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Charity cash tribute to marathon runner

Well wishers have donated more than £11 000 to the charity supported by a runner who died at the finishing line of the London marathon.

Robert Berry, 42, was running to raise money for his "inspirational" mother, who had been diagnosed with a brittle bone condition.

He was raising money for the National Osteoporosis Society, when he collapsed and died despite receiving medical help at St Mary's Hospital in London yesterday.

On his JustGiving donations page, Mr Berry said he was undertaking the marathon after his mother, Ann Berry, was diagnosed with the condition aged 52.The total amount raised at 7pm stood at almost £3000.But by 9pm, there were more than 800 donations and the total amount raised stood at £11,284.13.

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