David & Victoria Beckham's Son Romeo Raises $9K at London Marathon

By Rachel, Parent Herald April 27, 08:02 am

Having parents like David and Victoria Beckham, who are always on the spotlight, can be a lot of pressure for their children. However, claiming the spotlight meant doing something different for 12-year-old Romeo Beckham, the second child of the famous athlete and fashion entrepreneur. The great thing about it is that Romeo decided to do it for charity.

Last Saturday, April 26, Romeo was one of the many participants who successfully crossed the finish line of the London marathon. The budding young athlete joined the children's race, or those in the 11 to 17 age bracket to help raise funds for UNAIDS and 7 Fund. The Beckhams are huge supporters of this foundation, which is part of UNICEF, as reported by CNN. Romeo was able to raise £6,000 or $9,100 when he finished the race.

According to Yahoo! Celebrity UK, Romeo finished the race in just under 20 minutes. He was caught by the cameras crying at the finish line, where he was immediately welcomed with hugs by his parents and brothers Brooklyn, 16, and Cruz, 10. Youngest sister Harper, 4, was with the family as well, according to reports. However, she was not in any of the pictures. It is believed that Harper was with other family members waiting at the sidelines.

Romeo apparently cried due to being overwhelmed by the whole experience. As soon as he gathered his bearings, he happily smiled when Brooklyn took his photo and shared it on Instagram. David and Victoria also posted photos of their son on their social media accounts.

On Victoria's Instagram, the former Spice Girl wrote, "Well done Romeo!! We r all so proud!! Running @londonmarathon for UNAIDS and 7 Fund x vb." She also shared photos of the banner the whole family made for Romeo. David, meanwhile, took to Facebook his sharing of his son's achievements saying, "Proud of my son Romeo, completed the mini marathon in 18:55 seconds and raised £6,000 for the UN Aids fund & The 7 Fund UNICEF."

The London Marathon is an annual event that first started in 1981. Organized to promote running and to help raise money to fund various causes, the marathon has been ranked as one of the Top 10 marathons worth travelling for, according to Forbes Magazine. The route to the race allows participants to see iconic British landmarks such as the Tower of London and Big Ben. The course follows the path of the River Thames to end 12 miles towards the Tower Bridge. The mini-marathon for kids, meanwhile, begins at the London Boroughs and stretches for three miles.

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