Katie Price has admitted that she hasn’t trained for the London Marathon – and her fund raising efforts have fallen flat.
The 39-year-old Loose Women star is taking part in the annual challenge to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation after her mum Amy was diagnosed with a terminal lung condition .
Katie aimed to raise £2,000 but has so far only raised £250 for the cause.
She attempted the marathon once before – back in 2009, where she was helped over the finish line by then-husband Peter Andre after she injured her knee during the challenge.
But despite knowing full well what the endurance challenge entails, the former glamour model has admitted she hasn’t trained this time around – failing to clock in the 20-mile preparation run recommended for the 26.2 mile challenge.
"I haven’t gone the distance I did before, because my knees are damaged," she told Heat magazine .
"But I’d rather save my strength for marathon day."
And she defiantly insisted whatever happens on the day, she intends to finish the race.
"There’s absolutely no way I could ever not run this marathon," she said.
She added: "Whatever happens, whatever pain I’m in – it’s to make my mum proud in the end."
Despite her good intentions, Katie has been targeted by some of her online fans over her call for donations as she prepares to run the London marathon on Sunday.
Some unpleasant fans have hit out at Katie for asking for donations, suggesting she might pull out of the marathon.
Taking to Twitter ahead of her involvement, Katie made a call for generous donations, writing: “Don’t forget to donate to @britishlungfoundation who I am running the London marathon for.”
But one follower snapped back: "there’s not a chance of you walking it never mind running it,” after Katie previously cancelled a headline tour of the UK.
"Great PR picture, one of the VERY few nights you actually appeared for your tour, now asking people to donate cash after you let so many fans down with cancelling,” the angry fan added.
Another also raged: "i would, but You’ll probably cancel the marathon aswell."
And another spat: "Did you ‘donate’ any compensation to the people that were left out of pocket when you cancelled your shows."
Others have been much more supportive of Katie, flooding her own Twitter timeline with positive words of encouragement.
"Well impressed Katie, good luck and make sure you Pace yourself…it’s a bloody long way,” one fan gushed.
Another tweeted: "Good luck Katie your mum has same illness as I did luckily I got a double lung transplant in 2014. Both me and wife do what we can to raise awareness for IPF. Good luck for Sunday."
Mirror Online has contacted Katie’s representative for comment.
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