Jockey’s marathon journey from horrific fall to London road race

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Jockey’s marathon journey from horrific fall to London road race

George Baker’s come a long way since his career ended suddenly when his horse put a leg through the ice of a lake

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George Baker’s riding career came to an abrupt end when he suffered a life-changing fall while racing across a frozen Swiss lake. Three years on he is training to run the London Marathon.

The former jockey is raising money for the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF), which helped him get back on his feet after his horrific accident, and the charity Racing Welfare.

He is using the gym facilities at Oaksey House in Lambourn, southern England, which is one of the IJF’s three rehabilitation centres, to train for next month’s marathon...

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