Breast cancer survivor, 50, who had a double mastectomy PLANS to run the London Marathon TOPLESS

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A mother who had a mastectomy recently is set to make history in efforts to become the first woman to run the London Marathon topless after she had flat closure surgery in 2022.

Louise was diagnosed with lobular breast cancer in April 2022.

In her efforts to raise awareness of breast cancer and treatment, Louise Butcher, 50, often jogs around with her top half uncovered.

Last year, the charity worker ecompleted a virtual London Marathon but now she’s set to run the real thing.

Why She’s Doing This?

Running without a top on has become ‘the norm’ for Louise and she plans to run the entire 26.2 mile route around the UK capital without a t-shirt, come rain or shine, in a bid to de-stigmatise her body.

Louise found her self-worth was dependent on her appearance, but since her mastectomy, she strives to challenge this beauty standard.

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Her Anticipations

She said: ‘I’m so excited – I can’t imagine it. I keep looking at videos of the day from previous years online.

‘I’m just thinking about the atmosphere – I never thought I’d get there.

‘The topless thing for me now is normal; it’s not even crossed my mind, not in the slightest.

She continued: ‘I’ve ran every run topless for a year. I’m not going to be thinking about that whilst I’m running – it’s my norm.

‘I feel much stronger and better for this marathon than the others.

‘I did my 20.5 mile run on Monday and it was amazing and I felt like I could have carried on.

‘I’m still getting messages from women that it makes them feel better. I know it’s the right thing to do’.

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