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Marathon magic

Photos by Hannah Goodwin 

Marathons are emotional at the best of times – witnessing people take on the formidable 26.2 mile challenge is tear-jerking enough, but the 2018 London and Brighton Marathons took it to another level (and we don’t just mean the heat). Each of our 91 runners brought their own story, an unshakeable spirit, a crew of screaming supporters and many, many hugs. It all made for some profoundly moving scenes.

And then there’s the casual fact that together our marathon crew have raised a stratospheric £164,000 (!) to help prevent male suicide. Here’s some magic marathon moments that’ll definitely make you want to join the #TeamCALM ranks.

 

CALM Ambassador, Chevy Rough giving the pep talks and hugs…



 

📣 #TeamCALM cheer team causing a racket at mile 17…


All the high-fives…

 

🎉 More confetti than a wedding…

 

The faces of true grit…


 

And the massive smiles…

 

The family love…

 

And all those fine finisher faces…

 

And a special shout for this absolute legend’s emotional finish…

And he played drums at a gig that night in his CALM vest… as you do.

Of course, the cold pints afterwards went down very well.

What a spectacular bunch of people, eh? Thank you so much to all of our Brighton and London Marathon runners, our rowdy #TeamCALM volunteers and everyone who cheered and had a chat with us on the day. Til next year!

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