Force India's Andy Stevenson needs your support for a good cause

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Force India's Andy Stevenson will be putting on his hypersoft running shoes later this month when he runs in the 2018 London Marathon to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care.

The Silverstone-based outfit's sporting director has entered the daunting event which takes place on April 22, not exactly on the back foot, but with a few challenges of his own to overcome.

"Those who know me well will remember how I broke my leg in a skiing accident four years ago," explains Stevenson.

"I was in pretty bad shape having sustained multiple fractures to my tibial plateau. The surgeon who operated on me in Switzerland told me I would walk with a limp for the rest of my life and that I could forget about running.

"When my wife, Joanna, heard this diagnosis, she knew something needed to be done. I was on a plane to London the next day and our good friend, Ivan, referred me to one of the world’s best knee surgeons at the Fortius Clinic," he adds.

"The surgeon decided another operation was required and with the help of some metal work (photo attached) and a long recovery I am back on my feet and ready to face the London Marathon.

"I’ve been training intensely since November. I also suffer with Crohn’s disease, which can drain your energy levels and make training very challenging at times.

"Despite everything, I feel ready for the big race and with your support I hope we can raise valuable funds for Breast Cancer Care."

If you would like to support Andy's efforts, and the worthy Breast Cancer Care association, just head over to the dedicated page and pitch in. No donation is considered too small, so you can help out with whatever amount you feel comfortable with.

As it's written on the side of Andy's pink running shoes, "Just do it!"

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