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Bromley runner takes on another of his twelve 10k races next week despite rare condition

PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 May 2016 | UPDATED: 17:00 25 May 2016

Kieran Loftus

Kieran Loftus

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Kieran Loftus is aiming to complete the twelve races in twelve months

A teaching assistant who suffers from an autoimmune disease is continuing his goal of completing twelve 10k races this year, as he prepares for another next week.

Kieran Loftus was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, which affects his bile ducts and liver, and is taking on the challenge to raise money in aid of the King’s College Hospital Trust.

On May 30, Mr Loftus will be running the Vitality London 10,000.

Suffering from fatigue and jaundice, the 27-year-old will have to undergo a liver transplant, but for now, is focussed on keeping healthy for his 12 race challenge.

Mr Loftus said: “Running in such iconic surroundings will make those 10 kilometres slightly less arduous. Hopefully the race will have a great atmosphere with so many people running for so many causes.”

“King’s has given me so much, and has looked after so many people like me. I want to give something back. They have done more for me than I could ever ask and I know that one day, when I’m in my greatest need, they’ll do even more.”

For more information or to donate please visit www.justgiving.com/fitforkings-120km

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