Olympic curling star Eve Muirhead has announced that she is to run the London Marathon to help raise funds and awareness for Doddie Weir’s foundation.
Muirhead is an ambassador for the late rugby star’s MND charity and will run in the capital next month.
“I’m very excited to announce I will be doing the London Marathon in April,” Muirhead tweeted. “Working closely with my sponsors Synergy Biologics, Castore and the expertise of Steve Cram I’ll be as ready as I can for the big day!
“As an ambassador for My Name’5 Doddie Foundation I will be running the marathon for this great charity. Keep an eye out for my donations page. Together we can cure MND.”
Weir died in November 2022, six years after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. His charity has raised over £8m for research into MND and supporting those affected by the condition.
Muirhead announced her retirement from full-time curling last year. The 32-year-old competed in four Olympic games, winning gold and bronze medals.
She also won gold medals at the World Championships and European Championships representing Scotland.