Kickboxer attempts marathon challenge for cystic fibrosis

Kickboxer attempts marathon challenge for cystic fibrosis

Kickboxer attempts marathon challenge for cystic fibrosis

First published in News Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Dorchester reporter

KEEN kickboxer Georgina Kosnar will be hoping to show some fighting spirit as she takes on the London Marathon.

Georgina, pictured, from Poundbury, was inspired to take on the challenge to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust after being motivated by her cousin and close friend’s battle with the disease.

She said: “I have always wanted to run the marathon, I don’t know why.

“Cystic Fibrosis is a charity that is very close to me because my cousin has the disease and she’s been battling through it and trying to keep strong.

“The charity is really helping her through it and doing the best they can so it’s a great charity to run for.”

Georgina. 26, has a fundraising goal of £2,000 and she has made a fairly good start thanks to the support of friends, family and her employer Dorset Cereals.

She said: “A lot of my family and friends have been really supportive, which is always nice.”

Georgina, who recently married her fiance Petr, is now looking to step her efforts up a notch and has written to hundreds of people and companies asking for raffle prizes and bingo prizes for charity events she is planning.

In terms of her training, Georgina is similarly stepping things up and is reaching the half marathon stage with her runs.

Despite being naturally fit and a regular kickboxer and boxer, she says marathon training is a whole new kind of fitness and has been challenging at times.

However, Georgina is determined to keep going to raise funds for her charity and is confident the crowds in London on April 13 will help her complete the 26-mile route inside her target time of four-and-a-half hours.

She said: “I think the crowd is what’s going to push me through a marathon.”

To sponsor Georgina visit her fundraising page at ukvirginmoneygiving.com/georgina-kosnar

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