Tyson Sharp has run the London Marathon!

Zoe Leech Posted in Charity, Engagement 19 April 2016

Tyson took on the most challenging of physical feats - and raised a huge amount of money for Barts Cancer Institute in the process.

Tyson Sharp has run the London Marathon!

For the first time ever, Barts Cancer Institute had a charity running spot for the world-famous London Marathon. Eager to take on the challenge was our very own researcher and all-round sport, Dr Tyson Sharp.

He has trained incredibly hard, through the early morning starts and terrible winter weather. All his efforts culminated on Sunday 24th April, as a cool and cloudy day dawned over London. 

Several selfies later (most on the start line, and one excitingly on Tower Bridge), Tyson made it to the finish line in a hugely impressive time of 3 hours and 55 minutes. 

He was cheered on by his family and friends, and was met in St James' Park by a whole BCI team and a well-deserved glass of bubbly.

All of the money he has raised goes to fund vital research in our laboratories - specifically to the "Bridge to the Future" project. He is so close to making his fundraising target. Why not give him the final push to help him reach that £2,000 mark?

So all that remains to be said is a huge THANK YOU to Tyson for putting himself through this enormous challenge, and thank you to all who have donated, attended his cake sale, and come out to support him on the day. 

Check out all the pictures from the event on the BCI Fundraising Facebook page

And a special mention also goes to Professor Louise Jones, who also ran the London Marathon, raising money for Breast Cancer Now. She completed the Marathon in the very pleasing time of 4 hours, 44 minutes and 44 seconds. Well done Louise! 


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