Woman of the Year Award 2006

Jane Tomlinson

Yorkshire Awards Woman of the Year is charity fund-raiser Jane Tomlinson. Jane, who’s from Leeds, has advanced breast cancer.  Yet since the mother of three was diagnosed six years ago, she’s gone on to raise more than £1.1 million for cancer charities.  She’s the only person with incurable cancer to complete a full Ironman.  She’s run the London marathon three times, the New York marathon and three London Triathalons.  Her ride across America this summer, said to be the greatest endurance feat ever to be attempted in the World by someone with terminal cancer, raised £160,000 alone.

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