London Marathon 2018: Katie Price insists she did train for race after pulling out ‘with knee injury’



Katie Price hit back at criticism after she was forced to pull out of the London Marathon due to a reported knee injury.

The former glamour model, 39, took part in Sunday’s run to raise funds and awareness on behalf of her mother, who has idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

She had previously vowed to complete the race even if she had to crawl over the line.

However, she did not manage to finish, with reports suggesting she did not train and had to pull out after injuring her knee.

Katie – who dressed as a pair of lungs for the race – later posted a video of herself and her mother on Instagram.

In the clip, she blows a raspberry at the camera and insists: “I did train for the run, tried my best in a heavy outfit and if my mummy is proud that’s what matters to me.”

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Tens of thousands of people took part in the unseasonably warm marathon

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Sir Mo Farah sits on the ground after coming third in the Elite Men’s race

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Katie Price ran the marathon dressed as a pair of lungs to show her support for the British Lung Foundation

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A runner uses a shower to cool off during the race

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A runner collapsed at the finish line after completing the grueling 26 mile race

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Amazing image shows marathon runners race across Tower Bridge

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Participants run across tower bridge as boat glides beneath them

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Man douses himself with water during the hottest marathon on record

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The Men’s Elite race kicked off at 10 am

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Flying high: This man set off on the race dressed as a butterfly

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Journalist Bryony Gordon and plus size model Jada Sezer run marathon in their underwear to promote body confidence

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Australia’s Madison de Rozario appears delighted to win the Women’s Wheelchair race

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David Weir (left) in action during the Men’s Wheelchair marathon as the sun hits Buckingham Palace

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Sir Mo Farah finishes third in the Men’s Marathon after a grueling race

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Britain’s David Weir, left, celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Men’s wheelchair race

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Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot (centre) celebrates winning the Women’s London Marathon alongside second placed Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei and third placed Ethiopia’s Tadelech Bekele

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Britain’s Lily Partridge crosses the finish line in the Women’s elite race

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Britain’s Mo Farah and Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge in action during the men’s elite race

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The Elite Men reach the halfway point, as seen from Tower Bridge

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Wishful thinking? A fun runner dressed in costume despite warm weather warnings

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Eight legs or two? A man with an octopus outfit during the race

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Experts advised runners not to aim for their personal best as the temperature was expected to rise to 23C

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Caged beast: this runner was on the move in a warm looking outfit

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Participants were offered more water and ice than usual during the race due to the harsh conditions

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Vivian Cheruiyot wins the Elite Women’s race, with Buckingham Palace looking glorious in the background

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In the video, the star’s mother, Amy Price, 64, says: “Hello everyone, I would just like to say how proud I am of my daughter Katie for doing the marathon.

“She may not have completed it but she has brought so much awareness, it’s been worth it for the British Lung Foundation.”

Katie Price at the start of the 2018 London Marathon (Tim P. Whitby/ Getty Images)

Katie then sticks her tongue out, blowing a raspberry.

It comes after Price insisted she would complete the marathon in honour of her terminally-ill mother.

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She told the Daily Mirror earlier this week: “If I collapse, I better f****** get up again.

“But even if I end up having to crawl, I will get over that line. Whatever has gone on in my life this year, I’ll put that aside on the day.”

Amy was diagnosed with IPF – the same disease which killed Keith Chegwin – last year.

The illness causes fibrosis, or scarring of the lungs, making them stiffer and thus more difficult to breathe.



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