Former competitor to run a Marathon inside a London Eye pod this weekend!
The iconic London attraction will host Sally Orange, Invictus Games Orlando 2016 medallist and Guinness World Record holder, this Sunday as she runs a marathon on a treadmill inside a London Eye pod.
October 04, 2020 – Landmark London attraction, the lastminute.com London Eye, will be helping former Invictus Games medallist and mental health champion Sally Orange take on a marathon in aid of the Invictus Games Foundation. The military veteran and Army Cadet Force National ambassador will be taking on the challenge from a treadmill positioned in one of the attractions world-famous pods this Sunday, October 4th, whilst taking in the 360degree views of the capital.
Joining up to 45,000 runners on the day up and down the UK, and across the world, the Invictus Games Foundation and Sally Orange hope to raise awareness of the power of sport for the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans. As Sally takes the traditional marathon run for a spin high over London this Sunday, she is also preparing for the deepest underground marathon a week later on October 10th, taking place in North Yorkshire on World Mental Health Day.
Sally Orange said “Running 26.2 miles in an isolated bubble seemed the perfect way to symbolise the ‘highs and lows’ or the ‘ups and downs’ that the pandemic has had on people and the associated need to reduce the stigma attached to poor mental health. Sport has always been a key factor for me to maintain my physical and mental fitness!”
Jenni Anderson, Development Director at the Invictus Games Foundation said, “We have 58 runners from across the world taking part in the virtual London Marathon this year in aid of the Foundation, helping raise vital funds for the charity and supporting our work internationally. We’re so proud of Sally for her efforts in highlighting the highs and lows of mental health, and wish all of our runners the best of luck for this Sunday!”
Sunny Jouhal, General Manager at The lastminute.com London Eye, said: “This has been a year that no-one could have predicted, so we’re really looking forward to helping Sally take on this challenge in a safe and totally unique way – all whilst looking out over the capital’s skyline!”
To find out more about supporting the Invictus Games Foundation and donating please visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/IGFLondonMarathon2020 or you can find Sally’s page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/londoneyemarathon.
Sally and the team at the Invictus Games Foundation are extremely grateful for the support of the lastminute.com London Eye team, and to ServiceSport for providing the equipment and expertise required for the treadmill.