Phil Stephensen, Finsbury Park, completes marathon in aid of Parkinson's UK

Haringey Independent: Phil Stephensen completed the London Marathon for Parkinson's UK Phil Stephensen completed the London Marathon for Parkinson's UK

A man from Finsbury Park was one of a team of 225 athletes to run in the London Marathon to raise awareness of a brain disease.

Phil Stephensen, 29, completed the 26.2 mile challenge yesterday in three hours and 53 minute in aid of Parkinson's UK.

The marathon coincided with the end of Parkinson's Awareness Week which ran from April 7 to 13.

Parkinson's is a degenerative neurological condition that affects around one in 500 people in the UK, and resukts in symptoms that include slowness of movement and tremor.

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