Former Sandspit resident finishes London marathon

  • Apr. 21, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Kimberly Kingan, daughter of Bob and Sharlene Scofield, was raised on the islands and just finished the London Marathon. After leaving the islands, she finished a business degree and travelled the world. Four years ago while visiting New Zealand, she met her husband, Michael, a competitive cyclist. They live in Southampton, England. Kimberly was especially proud of being accepted to run in this year’s London Marathon, which she completed Sunday April 17, along with 35,000 other marathoners running 26 miles. The event is one of the world’s five biggest marathons. After training for a year, this is truly a personal accomplishment.”I was never good at team sports, but I played them all as I lived in Sandspit and we needed all the players we could get,” Kimberely said. “No one saw my potential as a runner.I love running! Even though I live miles away from Haida Gwaii, the islands are a part of me. I take the beauty of the place and the people with me always.” Thanks to her mom and dad for the photo and information.