Teen’s ‘biggest challenge’ one year after needing ambulance treatment at race

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A Boston-area teenager bravely faced her second London Marathon this year after ending up in an ambulance at the end of last year’s race.

Nineteen-year-old Sophie Roberts was treated in an amulance for two hours following at the 2013 event, where she admits she didn’t pace herself or drink enough water.

“I tried to be much more sensible this year, and got through it without any problems,” said Sophie, of Frithville.

“It was incredibly hot last year and I didn’t know how badly the heat could effect me.

“It was definitely my biggest challenge - but great that I had friends and family to cheer me on.”

Sophie, a student at Durham University, completed the 26.2 mile challenge in four hours and 21 minutes, raising more than £1,000 for Parkinson’s UK.

Photo by Lee Armitt.




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