INEOS raised €100,000 for a UK children’s charity in April through sheer mental and physical determination.
The 43 runners representing INEOS were among the 34,631who lined up at the start of the London Marathon, now viewed as one of the most iconic sporting events in the world.
But more impressive still is that everyone from INEOS crossed the finish line – and, in the process, managed to raise 100,000 Euros for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and get a mention for the company on national television.
Chris Woods, from O&P Europe, completed the course in three hours, 14 minutes and 41 seconds.
For many at INEOS, it had been their first marathon.
For others, though, including Chris, the 26.2-mile race had been just a warm-up exercise.
Five weeks later, Chris, Jim Ratcliffe, Leen Heemskerk, Oliver Hayward-Young and Alessia Maresca then went on to complete the ultimate human endurance race, the 56-mile Comrades Marathon in Durban, South Africa.