“CALM is such a fantastic organisation and helps so many people,” he said. “If I can spread the word and raise some money for CALM, then that would be fantastic. This is my first marathon. I am very excited, not nervous yet. I can’t wait to hear the crowds and be cheered on throughout the day. I am very focused and want to achieve a good time, so hopefully I will use any nervous energy to help me run faster.”
Giovanni says training for the marathon will slot nicely into his schedule. “I have a very physically demanding job, and being healthy keeps me focused and in good spirits. I started my training in 2019 with short distance runs, and as we get closer to the Marathon day I will up the distance so I am ready for the 26.2 miles. I have a full show schedule with my UK Tour, which will keep me fit and healthy. As I am touring most of the UK, running gives me a great excuse to explore each venue and city. I will go on runs before I start rehearsals.”
You can follow Giovanni’s prep on Instagram, while you can donate via his fundraising page.
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