Katie Price has stuck her tongue out at those making negative comments after she failed to finish the London Marathon.
The glamour girl, 39, took part in Sunday’s run to raise funds and awareness on behalf of her mother, who has idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and had vowed to complete the race even if she had to crawl over the line.
However, she did not manage to finish, with reports suggesting she did not train and had to pull out at nine miles (the course is 26.2) due to a knee injury.
Katie – who dressed as a pair of lungs for the race – later posted a video of herself and her mother on Instagram, in which she blows a raspberry at the camera and insists: “I did train for the run, tried my best in a heavy outfit and if my mummy is proud that’s what matters to me.”
In the video, the star’s mother, Amy Price, 64, says: “Hello everyone, I would just like to say how proud I am of my daughter Katie for doing the marathon.
“She may not have completed it but she has brought so much awareness, it’s been worth it for the British Lung Foundation.”
Katie then sticks her tongue out, blowing a raspberry.
Katie’s mum’s support was echoed by some of her supporters.
One said: “Well done you tried your best and I’m very proud of you in a heavy outfit in the boiling weather and your knees that isn’t your problem and we are all very proud of you Katie 💜💜” [sic]
A second wrote: “She gave it a good crack. Don’t know if any of you downers have ever had a knee injury, won’t wish that on anybody.”
Another fan pointed: “You can not predict a knee injury, she did what she could do on the day, these things cannot be helped, she may not have finished but she still achieved what she set out to do which was to raise awareness!”
Naturally others were less than supportive, with one commenting: “I did it today. My calf went at the 11 mile point. Not a chance in hell I was gonna fail. I did it. Suffering now but I’m sat in a bar with a beer and my medal. Gutted you didn’t stick at it. More training next time as heard you didn’t do much. Marathons are serious things. Better luck next time. (I ache like hell!).”
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Another exclaimed: “Outfit too heavy?!? Take it off and complete the marathon! THOUSANDS of people apply and don’t get in each year! Selfish!”
Amy was diagnosed with IPF – the same disease which killed Keith Chegwin – last year.
The illness causes fibrosis, or scarring of the lungs, making them stiffer and thus more difficult to breathe.