Emotional marathon in memory of brother

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DOTING sister Anna Miller has described how she battled through pain and heartache to run a marathon in memory of her brother.

Anna, 31, hobbled to the finish line of the Brighton Marathon in memory of her brother Jack Hutton-Potts.

The 23-year-old from Petersfield died in a climbing accident in Wales last June.

Anna told The News: ‘It was an emotional day for all.

‘I probably sobbed through the last eight miles of the 
race.

‘I ran the first 15 miles before my knees were screaming too much and I hobbled the rest.’

She made it home in five hours and 20 minutes.

On Saturday, her husband Richard cycled from East Meon to Brighton.

Anna hopes to raise around £2,500 for Equality Now, which aims to end discrimination and violence against women around the world.

She added: ‘None of us could shake the feeling that Jack should have been there to run it himself.

‘But it did feel like a small achievement to raise money for something he believed in.’