What’s It Like Running The London Marathon In A Costume

If running 26.2 miles has lost its novelty, you might like to try adding a fancy dress costume into the mix and raise some extra cash for charity while you’re at it.

Simon Howarth has run all but one of the last 10 London Marathons for the British Heart Foundation. Simon is running in memory of his father, who passed away in 1992 following a cardiac arrest. He has run it in various fancy dress costumes, from a heart costume and heart-eyes emoji to being tied to 110 heart-shaped helium-filled balloons. The 2022 London Marathon will be his 11th time running, as well as the 30th anniversary of his father’s death.

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