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New mum's lap of honour

PUBLISHED: 17:13 16 September 2009 | UPDATED: 09:21 12 August 2010

A NEW mother whose best friend has cystic fibrosis ran 5k to raise money for research into the killer disease. Leanne Olivier, 28, a

A NEW mother whose best friend has cystic fibrosis ran 5k to raise money for research into the killer disease.

Leanne Olivier, 28, a nutritionist from Orpington, took part in the Adidas Women's Challenge in London to help Debs Barnaville, who suffers from the condition.

Ms Olivier, who had baby Tabitha in July, said: "I am a keen runner but took a break while I was pregnant. I signed up for this event to give me something to aim for once I'd given birth, although after having a C-section I'm not sure I will get a personal best.

"I managed to run the 5km in 29 minutes and 49 seconds, which I was quite happy with."

Cystic Fibrosis, the UK's most common, life-threatening inherited disease, claims three lives a week in this country.

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