Student to run 350 miles in 16 days for cancer charity

Kaveh Fatemian, a final year undergraduate in Accounting & Finance, has embarked on a run from Paris to London in aid of Cancer Research UK.

After completing the Paris Marathon on 5 April, Kaveh began the 300 mile journey to London, and after managing to avoid the blockades at the English Channel, he is now close to the capital.

He will briefly return to Bath for the first week of term before finishing his challenge by running the London Marathon on 26 April.

In total he aims to run 350 miles in 16 days and hopes to raise more than £10,000 for Cancer Research UK.

He has done a lot of fundraising in the past for cancer charities as there is a long history of the disease on both sides of his family.

He is also running the challenge in memory of his late girlfriend Hannah who was a keen fundraiser for Cancer Research UK.

Kaveh Fatemian running with supporters

Kaveh will run a total of 350 miles in just 16 days

Two years ago 20-year-old Hannah was killed after she was knocked down by a drink-driver, while walking home.

Kaveh said she had been an inspiration to him.

He said: “I realise I am biased but as gorgeous as Hannah was, to me the truly inspirational thing about her was how beautiful a person she was on the inside.

“Incredibly friendly, caring and generous and always going out of her way to help others, I honestly didn't know a single person who had a bad word to say about her and I count myself lucky to have also been able to call her my best friend.

“Fighting cancer was a cause very close to her heart, and something she devoted a huge amount of time and effort to and I guess I'm also still trying to make her proud.”

To help with fundraising, Kaveh has set up a website: featuring a video of him with "Mr T" and a blog where you can follow his progress and send messages of support.

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