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Woman runs 12 marathons in 12 months in memory of brother


Credit: Emma Cooper and Hannah Goodwin A woman has run 12 marathons in 12 months, covering over 300 miles and raising £5,500 for charity - in memory of her beloved brother, who tragically took his own life 15 years ago. Isolated by her grief, beyond her family, Emma Cooper, 32, did not know anyone who had dealt with the same kind of loss until, as she approached the 10th anniversary of 19-year-old Jamie's death in July 2015, she discovered the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a movement against suicide. Discovering through CALM that suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK, claiming 12 deaths a day, she became determined to raise money for the charity and increase awareness - leading to her marathon challenge.

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