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DR MILLER: Chorleywood resident who ran marathon in 1993 takes on challenge again

 Published on: 23rd May 2024   |   By: Annabel Stock   |   Category: Uncategorized

An ophthalmic surgeon and Chorleywood resident raised more than £17,500 by running the London Marathon – 31 years after he first completed the challenge.

Dr Michael Miller retraced the steps he took back in 1993 when he ran the London Marathon for Glaucoma UK. He wanted to thank the charity, which provides support to people with the eye condition, for sponsoring his research into glaucoma in the early 1990s.

Michael ran for the same charity in 2024, this time alongside his son, and raised a whopping £17,596.

Speaking to Chorleywood News, Michael said: “The final six miles were very hard work and by the end, it was agony. That said, it was fantastic fun. I was just focusing on getting round, so I was able to wave and smile and have fun.”

Now semi-retired, Michael worked as a consultant eye surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He has operated on thousands of cataract patients.

He said: “The marathon was about raising awareness and encouraging people to get tested.”

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