London Marathon is about inspiration: 2017 Virgin Money Marathon Diaries

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How inspiring was ZamZam Farah on BBC One's #ReasonToRun programme earlier?! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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ZamZam Farah ran in the 2012 Olympics under the UN flag. She was a refugee from Somalia. After the amazing experience of running in front of 80,000 screaming fans, ZamZam was unable to return to the country she loved. ZamZam lived on the streets of London for some time, unable to speak English, terrified, and knowing that is she went home to Somalia, she could be dead. There were death threats against her.

Thanks to the Charity Run, and the support of many, ZamZam is running the 2017 London Marathon this year. This is one of those stories that tear you up. The humanity of the moving, breathing entity that is an Abbott World Marathon Majors does much good.

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