Boardman lends support to autism

The National Autistic Society (NAS) has announced that Chris Boardman is supporting the charity in this year's Flora London Marathon (Sunday 26 April). NAS is UK's leading charity for people affected by autism

The former World Record holder and Olympic medal winner will be taking part in the 26.2 mile race to help raise awareness of the half a million people with autism in the UK.

Boardman said that autism is much more common than many other conditions. "But those get far more attention and I'm really pleased to be helping raise awareness to autism by lending my support to such a fantastic cause."

Boardman will be part of a 126-strong NAS team taking part in the running event. In 2008 the NAS running team raised 247,000 pounds, which went towards providing NAS services including the Advocacy for Education service, Befriending scheme, Parent to Parent support service and help! Programme.

To support Boardman in his efforts to raise funds for NAS, he can be sponsored. More details at

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