From Mike Harley’s EU Marathons Website.
Ahead of my trip to Amsterdam I’d made contact with a number of Dutch patient groups and associations who had all been very interested in supporting my challenge. I interviewed M.E patients Anil and Frank along with campaigner and carer Rob, click here to read what they had to tell me about life with the illness in the Netherlands. I was interviewed myself by my friend Anil (here) as well as managing to get some coverage from my local paper.
I met up with Rob Wijbenga on the Saturday before the race in sunny Amsterdam and was lucky to have Celine Verweij and Dieuwertje Daams come to cheer me on at the Olympic Stadium. After the race I got back to our apartment for a shower and was whisked away by Frans in his electric car to see Anil whom I’ve been talking to for over 2 years. I was honoured to spend a few minutes with him, he has severe ME and I was just his second visitor of the year.
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