Tower Hamlets teacher beats flu and helps raise �2,000 in marathon

A Tower Hamlets school teacher battled a recent bour of flu to complete this year’s London marathon to raise money for a London trust.

Akmol Khan, head of science at Morpeth School and Tony Stevens of the Daneford Trust successfully completed the marathon, and raised more than �2,000 for the Daneford Trust.

Mr Khan completed the 26.2 mile race in five hours and two minutes and Mr Stevens finished the race in five hours and 29 minutes.

Mr Stevens said: “We were both over our target for time. It was unexpectedly hot and Akmol had just recovered from a bad bout of flu and next year I’ll be 64.

The funds will go straight towards helping young people fulfil their ambitions to volunteer to help needy children overseas; they hope to raise �3,500 in total.

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