Kirsty Jones to Run London Marathon for CRY in Memory of Friend

Northamptonshire Telegraph, 12th March 2020

Kirsty will be running to support Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in memory of a university friend who passed away at just 21 years old due to an undiagnosed heart condition.

“This is definitely going to be my biggest challenge yet,” Kirsty said. “But after nine years of trying to get into the London Marathon through the ballot, I always had CRY at the forefront of my mind as the charity I wanted to run it for and have previously raised money for them when I did a skydive in Germany. This year I applied for London Marathon through CRY and was overjoyed to be offered a place by them. I have had my own heart issues over the years and so know how important screenings through CRY can be. But I also wanted to raise money for this charity after a friend of mine from university died from young sudden cardiac death syndrome, he was only 21 and taken far, far too young. Deaths like these can be prevented and the work and screenings that CRY do can really help.”

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