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Death of 30-year-old woman near finish of London Marathon inspires $1 million in donations
LONDON (AP) ' When Claire Squires set off on the London Marathon on Sunday, she had raised about $800 for charity.
Three days after the race, her online total hit $1 million on Wednesday. And it just keeps increasing.
The 30-year-old Englishwoman collapsed near the end of the 26.2-mile course near Buckingham Palace and died. The outpouring of generosity has come from about 60,000 people.
In a statement, her family said: "Don't stop giving, just like her."
The donations will go to the Samaritans, which works to prevent suicide. The organization usually raises around $6 million annually from individual donations.