Policewoman named millionth runner

LONDON: A British policewoman was on Monday announced as the millionth person to have finished the London Marathon in the race’s 35-year history. Shannon Foudy, 39, from the town of Hemel Hempstead near London, completed this year’s course in five hours and 45 minutes, which organisers said made her the race’s millionth finisher. She was running her first marathon and raised more than £2,000 for a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) that treated her six-year-old daughter Catrin for organ failure and a brain haemorrhage. “I knew about the #oneinamillion campaign and it’s unbelievable that I am the millionth finisher,” Foudy said.