AMONG the forty,000 runners participating in the London Marathon 2018 on Sunday can be one or two well-known faces.
Let's check out a few of the huge names from the world of showbiz running the 26.2 mile race this Sunday.
Which celebrities are participating in the 2018 London Marathon?
- Katie Price – the glamour mannequin is running in her second marathon dressed as a lung on behalf of the British Lung Basis after her mum was recognized with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
- Gordon Ramsay – the firebrand chef is a seasoned marathon runner, having run greater than a dozen. Glasgow-born Gordon is elevating cash for Nice Ormond Road Hospital.
- Davinia Taylor – Hollyoaks actress and former celebration woman Davinia is running on behalf of psychological well being charity Thoughts.
- Chris Evans – flame-haired broadcaster and Radio 2 star Chris is running his fourth marathon whereas elevating cash for Youngsters in Want.
- Iwan Thomas – regardless of being a seasoned athlete, former Olympic 400m runner Ewan is running his first ever marathon representing Macmillan Most cancers Help.
- Charlie Webster – the Sky Sports activities news presenter is running on behalf of Malaria No Extra after she contracted the probably lethal illness whereas biking via Brazil throughout the 2016 Olympics.
- Caitriona Balfe – the Golden Globe-nominated actress, whose credit embrace hit TV present Outlander, is elevating cash for World Baby Most cancers in her first marathon.
- Joel Dommett – I'm A Celeb presenter Joel is running on behalf of Teenage Most cancers Belief
- Jack Ashton – Name the Midwife actor Jack is elevating money for psychological well being charity Marketing campaign Towards Dwelling Miserably (CALM) which is aiming to convey down the price of male suicide.
- Selasi Gbormittah – after wowing viewers on final season's Nice British Bake Off, gifted prepare dinner Selasi is running his first full marathon on behalf of World Imaginative and prescient which is an Evangelical Christian assist charity.
- Scott Mills – Radio 1 DJ Scott is representing psychological well being charity Heads Collectively a marketing campaign which was launched by Princes William and Harry.
- Rochelle Humes – Saturdays singer Rochelle can also be serving to increase money for Teenage Most cancers Belief.
What charities are being represented?
A few of the hottest charities this yr are psychological well being organisations akin to Thoughts, Heads Collectively and male suicide group Marketing campaign Towards Dwelling Miserably (CALM).
Charities which are targeted in the direction of younger individuals are additionally widespread.
These embrace Youngsters In Want, Teenage Most cancers Belief, World Youngster Most cancers and Nice Ormond Road Hospital.
Which celebrities have ran the London marathon in the previous?
The Conflict frontman Joe Strummer, who reportedly was a champion runner whereas at college, ran the 1983 London Marathon whereas claiming in a magazine interview that he drank "10 pints of beer" the night time earlier than.
The punk rock icon, who recorded a powerful time of three hours and 20 minutes, additionally claimed to haven’t "run a single step a minimum of 4 weeks earlier than the race."
Late actuality star Jade Goody was one other who didn't put in the hours earlier than the race and ended up dropping out after 21 miles in 2006.
The Huge Brother legend, who sadly handed away from most cancers in 2009 aged 27, stated after the race: "I've by no means executed something so arduous in all my life."
One among this yr's runners Gordon Ramsay as soon as ran the London Marathon ten years in a row culminating in 2009.
Recreation of Thrones actress Margaery Tyrell is one other athletically-gifted celeb having run the 2016 race in three hours, fifty one minutes and 21 seconds.
Nevertheless, the star stated she was a "tiny bit peeved" at that spectacular time having run 24 seconds quicker at the occasion in 2014.
AMONG the forty,000 runners participating in the London Marathon 2018 on Sunday will probably be one or two well-known faces.