King's Fellow Dr Francesco Colucci ran the Brighton Marathon yesterday to raise money for the Childrens Arthritis Trust (CAT). Francesco ran a good time of 3:31 and finished well within the top ten percent of runners.
His time is the more impressive because he is 48 and suffers from early osteoarthritis in his knees. If you would like to find out more about his race or sponsor him, see his JustGiving site. He has raised nearly £1,500 for CAT so far.
Francesco teaches pre-clinical Medicine at King's and works at the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, where he researches how immune cells impact on reproduction, tumour growth and cell transplantation.
The Brighton Marathon was won by Kenyan runners Dominic Kangor and Eunice Kales, both setting new course records. Kangor won the men’s race in 2:10:46, while Eunice Kales won the women's race in 2:28:50.