Chrissy Diaz

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Chrissy Diaz

Charity running for: Mind

Fundraising Link: Just Giving 

Chrissy's story:

I've been applying to the London Marathon for over 20 years and have been selected in 2022 after spending the last 2 years recovering from Covid and being diagnosed with Long Covid. I've been left with permanent damage to my lungs and had to attend Covid rehab.

I have always been passionate about mental health and have personally experienced challenges with my mental health during recovering.

I am running the marathon in memory of my daughter’s friend, who lost his battle with mental health aged 15 years old. He would be 21 years old this year, which brings even more meaning to me completing the marathon.

I am not a natural runner, and prior to applying had not run more than 5k in my life.