THIRTEEN thousand people have read an online blog started by a runner diagnosed with an incurable cancer.

Marcus Evans, 30, decided “life was too short” to not try and achieve his goals, so started the blog. It has been viewed by people from 70 countries.

He has also had his first book published to raise money to help others with cancer.

Mr Evans, who grew up in Halstead and Earls Colne, said: “I have actuallywritten seven books. I always wanted to see my book in print and after diagnosis took the approach I should try to self-publish.

“I also decided the money from the book wasn’t important, so giving it to charity was something I was happy to do.”

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