I went to see the London Marathon yesterday - the route passes my house less than two miles away.
It was a fantastic atmosphere with hundreds of people cheering on the runners and wheelchair racers. We were at mile 21 which, I'm told, is a really hard part of the race for the runners to find the motivation to go on. I was amazed to watch the blind runners, thinking how extra important our cheering must be for them.
While standing there, I struck up a conversation with the pleasant man beside me. As it turns out, he's an ex-gangster and ex-con, who now runs a
mentoring charity for kids to try to convince them of the importance of
education. An inspiring man. This is his charity:
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