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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

A charity Chief Executive will be taking on her 20th New York City Marathon on Sunday, two decades and £133 million of fundraising after completing her first.




Nina Barough CBE first Power Walked the New York Marathon in a bra in 1996 with a group of 13 friends, raising £25,000 for breast cancer research.

Just a few months later, she was diagnosed with breast cancer herself.

Nina’s friends and family supported her by walking the London Marathon in their bras, raising another £25,000.

In 1998, only half of Nina’s friends received places for the London Marathon, but undeterred, Nina created a one-off night-time Power Walking marathon called The MoonWalk London, the first ever mass fundraising event for walkers.

Walk the Walk, the breast cancer charity which Nina then founded and still leads has since raised an incredible £133 million.

But it was in New York that Walk the Walk took its first steps and the charity has taken a team of supporters to the Big Apple every year since 1996.

In 2012, when the Marathon was cancelled in the wake of devastating damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, Nina led Walk the Walk’s team, as they distributed aid on Staten Island, where the marathon had been due to start.

She has only missed three further marathons since 1996; two through injury and one just after she’d given birth.
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