Running the London Marathon while playing the trombone… with stage 4 bowel cancer

The London Marathon is only a few days away, and we often hear passionate, inspiring and sometimes crazy stories in the lead up – but maybe not quite like this.

After being diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic bowel cancer 18 months ago, Londoner Nathaniel Dye perhaps surprisingly took up running.

With the average patient for the illness only being given a 50/50 chance of surviving the year, Nathanial is already defying the odds.

After believing to be the first person to run 100 miles with a stoma bag, he’s now embarking on the London Marathon – with a trombone of all things!

Nathaniel came into the London Live studio to speak to Henry about his amazing endeavour.

Nathaniel’s fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support can be found here if you wish to donate.

Henry Thomas-Aldridge 15th April 2024


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