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Holly, 6, runs marathon with mum

This is the third time that I’ve run the London Marathon for Children with Cancer UK – I couldn’t think of a better cause.

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Holly wanted to support her mother

This is Sue’s third London Marathon running for Children with Cancer UK. This year Sue’s six-year-old daughter, Holly, has also been running her own marathon one mile at a time leading up to the big day.

After Mum had completed the marathon she joined her and they ran Holly’s remaining .2 of a mile together. Holly wanted to support her mother but is too young to take part in the 26.2 mile feat.

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Media attention!

Her efforts, however, have caught the attention of athletes and celebrities…

Watch Holly run a mile with BBC presenter Mike Bushell

Holly also ran with Warrington Wolves player Richie Myler and his wife and former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton.

Watch Holly run a mile with Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman on YouTube

Holly posted a video on YouTube asking her idol, Louis Tomlinson from One Direction, to run a mile with her!

View Holly’s YouTube video asking Louis Tomlinson to run with her

Holly has had a huge amount of coverage, and is possibly the youngest ever marathon runner…

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Thank you!

We are very impressed and very thankful for her and her mum’s support.

Sue and Holly have so far raised a staggering £6,500!

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