AMONG the 40,000 runners taking part in the London Marathon 2018 today will be one or two famous faces.
Candice Brown, Natalie Cassidy, Kirsty Gallacher, and Gordon Ramsay’s son Jack are among the first to share snaps of their preparations as they prepare to tackle the mammoth race today.
Candice revealed her race number and posed by a wall revealing she’s running for Dementia Revolution.
Her fellow runner Natalie Cassidy is also representing the charity and has agreed to run in the annual event in honour of her former co-star Dame Barbara Windsor.
The legendary actress has Alzheimer’s and a number of her former co-stars are joining Barbara’s husband Scott Mitchell to raise money for Dementia Revolution.
Mum-of-two Natalie will be joined today by co-stars Adam Woodyatt, Emma Barton, Jamie Borthwick, Tanya Franks, Kellie Shirley and Jake Wood to run the marathon for Barbara.
Elsewhere, Gordon Ramsay’s son Jack cradled his little brother in one arm while dressed in his running gear.
Twitter Natalie Cassidy shares her running essentials in Twitter, including plenty of water and energy bars
PA:Press Association Natalie is running in aid of Dementia Revolution after Barbara Windsor was diagnosed with the disease
Mark Wright, Chris Evans and more stars will run the 26.2 mile route which starts in London’s Blackheath and heads east through Woolwich for three mile. It then turns west and passing the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. The home stretch from mile 23 takes runners from London Bridge, along the Embankment to Parliament Square.
Prince Harry is expected to attend the marathon today on what also happens to be his pregnant wife Meghan Markle’s due date.
Katie Price says ‘I want to stop now’ as London Marathon run proves too much for her
Celebrities have a history of running AND pulling out of the London marathon in the past.
The Clash frontman Joe Strummer, who reportedly was a champion runner while at school, ran the 1983 London Marathon while claiming in a magazine interview that he drank “10 pints of beer” the night before.
The punk rock icon, who recorded an impressive time of three hours and 20 minutes, also claimed to have not “run a single step at least four weeks before the race.”
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Late reality star Jade Goody was another who didn’t put in the hours before the race and ended up dropping out after 21 miles in 2006.
The Big Brother legend, who sadly passed away from cancer in 2009 aged 27, said after the race: “I’ve never done anything so hard in all my life.”
And Katie Price was forced to pull out last year.
The 39-year-old was dressed as a pair of lungs as she ran in aid of the British Lung Foundation, but couldn’t make it to the finish line.
Katie was seen struggling thanks to a knee injury
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