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Evelyn Dalton from St Patrick's Gardens to run second marathon

PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 April 2018

Evelyn Dalton will be running this year's marathon for the British Heart Foundation. Picture: Evelyn Dalton

Evelyn Dalton will be running this year's marathon for the British Heart Foundation. Picture: Evelyn Dalton

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A Gravesend mother-of-four who suffered two strokes and had to re-learn how to walk will be running the London Marathon for The British Heart Foundation on Sunday (April 22).

Evelyn Dalton, 36, of St Patrick’s Gardens, had two strokes eight years ago.

She said: “I couldn’t walk or speak properly, I had to learn everything again.”

Evelyn also ran the marathon last year, when she was raising money for the Stroke Association.

She added: “I was told at the time that once you’ve had a stoke it can happen again, so I wanted to create a bucket list and part of that was running the marathon.”

Evelyn is now training for this year’s run, sticking to a strict training programme.

She said: “I usually run three miles and then up it and if I’m feeling ok I increase my miles.

“I never run more than 15 miles when training.

“It’s definitely worth it - I want to help people who aren’t as lucky as I was.”

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