Conquering Europe: The marathon man raising awareness of ME
Mike Harley ran a marathon in all 27 countries in the European Union
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It is a journey that took in 27 different countries and as many marathons, saw almost £50,000 raised for charity and increased awareness of those suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, ME.
But back in 2015 when Mike Harley decided to run a marathon in every member state of the European Union, he “couldn’t really run to the end of my road”.
Spurred on by thoughts of a childhood friend with the condition and conversations with people with ME across Europe, Mike completed races in countries as varied as Cyprus, Estonia and France.
Despite calling himself “not particularly athletic,” Mike finished the challenge in Rome last year - and promptly booked his next set of marathons.
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