Never giving up: Kate McCann takes part in the Great
Kibworth Run in Leicestershire to raise awareness for
her missing daughter Madeleine
It has been a
long hard road for Kate McCann over the last two years.
41-year-old mother of three showed a different kind of endurance
yesterday to complete a two-mile fun run.
Last week she
returned to Portugal for the first time since her daughter
Madeleine's disappearance in 2007.
After a visit in
which she and husband Gerry met with lawyers and the local media,
she was back in Leicestershire to join 800 competitors for the Great
Kibworth charity run.
She ran in a vest
emblazoned with a picture of Madeleine, who would now be six.
Portugal visit Mrs McCann told reporters she cried every day for her
daughter and remains determined to 'find her and bring her home'.
about the visit, she said: 'I think it was a positive move and it
actually felt good to be there.
'I actually felt
there was a bit of support for us there now so that helps. Fingers
crossed this is the turning point.
'We’ve had a lot
of information come in even this far down the line, there are
various reasons why they don’t come forward in the early days.
'We just need to
keep going, just need to get more information and hope we get the
bit we need really.'
Mrs McCann has
continued her passion for jogging despite the strain of coping with
the Madeleine investigation and she was one of around 800
competitors in the Great Kibworth run.
Welcome back: Gerry McCann welcomes his wife Kate McCann at
the finish line
Mr McCann, who
is also a keen runner, was on hand to support his wife who chose the
shorter distance rather than compete in the half marathon event.
A team of
private investigators, funded by friends, family and donations, is
continuing to hunt for Madeleine and is going through 'hundreds of
thousands' of pieces of
Still missing: Madeleine McCann went missing from the
family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in the Algarve on
May 3, 2007, while her parents dined