Lifetime ambition for marathon runner

Jackie Lord

Jackie Lord

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Watch out for runner 240 among the Olympic stars when the London Marathon gets underway on Sunday.

Bridlington’s Jackie Lord will fulfil a long-held ambition by not only running the race in the capital, but by setting off with the elite runners. Only athletes who complete a qualifying marathon in under three hours can join the professionals on their start line.

The 28-year-old will start at 9am, an hour before the rest of the field, and she will be wearing number 240 on the purple top of her Hull running club. Several members of her family will be travelling down to London to give her support.