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Marathon runner's death inspires $1M in donations
Death of 30-year-old woman near finish of London Marathon inspires $1 million in donations
By The Associated Press

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.


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