Outlander fans cheered Caitriona Balfe on during the London Marathon on April 22, 2018. She completed her first marathon in style.
In February, Caitriona Balfe shared that she was competing in her first London Marathon. She’d originally asked her sister to do it for her, but was guilt-tripped into competing herself. Right away, she received praise and support from the Outlander community, including co-star Sam Heughan, who has his own marathons coming up.
The London Marathon took place on April 22 and she completed it in style. Finishing in 4:47:40, she should be proud of herself for her accomplishments. I couldn’t even imagine completing it in less than five hours, especially if I was going to train around filming. Now she’ll have to get ready for her flight back to Glasgow to continue filming Outlander Season 4 tomorrow.
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Balfe ran the iconic race for World Child Cancer, with the aim of raising £6,000. She’s been able to raise an astonishing £28,000 for the charity, showing just how supportive the Outlander fandom is. It also shows just how much can be done if everyone is willing to come together.
Before starting, fans checked in to social media to make sure she knew everyone was behind her. Heughan was among those cheering her on from the start of the morning, with many fans sharing their playlists for running races. After picking up her number, she and her sister quickly posed and then got their heads in the game for the race.
She hasn’t shared an update since running the race. It’s likely she’s still recovering from the hard work the 26-mile race is.
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