Whittington Hospital physiotherapist gets married during London Marathon

A Whittington Hospital physiotherapist finished the London Marathon as a newlywed after tying the knot halfway through.

Laura Harvey, 34, married her partner Paul Elliott, 41, at mile 13 of the gruelling 26-mile run on Sunday.

She was carried across the finish line in a specially-made wedding dress as the couple completed the marathon in six hours and 22 minutes – which included saying their wedding vows.

Ms Harvey said: “It was an absolutely incredible day, the atmosphere was electric and to be able to share it all with our family and friends has made it really special.”

She added: “The last leg was definitely tough but I think we were both so euphoric and had such great support from the crowds that we were carried round.”


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The Clapham Old Town couple, who raced to raise money for Cancer Research UK, decided to get hitched at the marathon in honour of Mr Elliott’s father Mark, who died of bowel cancer in 1995.

The pair started off separately before meeting halfway round the course at St Katherine’s Docks for the ceremony. They then completed the rest of the race together.

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Once finished, the couple washed up and changed into more conventional wedding attire for their evening reception.

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