Retired Willesden Green taxi driver takes on London Marathon – at 69

Mo Ewasha, 69, is running the London Marathon

Mo Ewasha, 69, is running the London Marathon - Credit: Archant

A retired taxi driver from Willesden Green is gearing up for this weekend’s London Marathon.

Mo Ewasha, a 69-year-old resident of Springhill House in Willesden Lane, is running the famed 26.2-mile route on Sunday.

The keen gardener said: “I still feel young at heart because I’m so active. Running is a way of life, and I won’t be stopping for a long time. I have been accepted to run the London Marathon for Royal Voluntary Service thanks to McCarthy and Stone [which runs Springhill House], who helped me to reach my minimum fundraising target with its generous donation of £1,000.

“It will be the most fantastic experience, and I hope I continue to raise even more money for this wonderful charity.”

Julie Ward, McCarthy and Stone’s regional sales and marketing director said: “We wish Mo all the best in the London Marathon and his training!”

To sponsor Mo visit justgiving.com/fundraising/mohamedewasha