She overcame a rare blood disorder as a child and now Alice Maddocks has also conquered the Great North Run.
The 20-year-old has raised nearly £1,000 for the Aplastic Anaemia Trust by completing the half-marathon.
Running with her dad Dean, the pair finished the race in 2 hours 27 minutes.
Alice, from Dewsbury, was raising cash for the charity which supported her family as she battled the life-threatening disease.
She said: “I was so excited by the amazing atmosphere at the start and it meant a great deal having my dad there with me.
“We ran together every step of the way and crossed the finish line hand in hand.
“My family were waiting to cheer us on as we finished and it was very emotional.”
Alice suffered with blisters and joint pain but was spurred on by her dad who was “bouncing with energy”.
Another battler also completed the Great North Run – though four-year-old Isaac Jones did the 1.5km version, raising £1,132. The youngster, who has a rare condition, has had more than 20 operations.
However he was determined to raise cash for charity TOFS and Leeds Children’s Hospital.
His mum Philippa said: “He was amazing, it was a truly fantastic and inspirational day. Isaac loved it. He ran the whole course without stopping or walking.
“I had to keep telling him to slow down as I couldn’t keep up with him.
“When we had finished the run the first thing that Isaac said was ‘can we run it again now mummy?’
“We never expected to raise such a huge amount. Even people that don’t know us have sponsored him. We are touched by their kindness and generosity.”