Tuesday 22nd May 2012
Japanese runners are getting a chance to follow part of the Olympic Marathon route ahead of this summer's games.
The Olympic Marathon runners will be joining a team of 100 participants who are taking part in the Bupa London 10,000 for children's communication charity I Can.
Runners including Yoshimi Ozaki, Risa Shigetomo, Arata Fujiwara and Kentaro Nakamoto will be joining the event to raise funds for the charity, which ensures no child is left out or behind because of a difficulty speaking or understanding.
I Can's team includes 26 runners from Openreach, runners from income protection cover firm Unum, and Print Data Solutions Ltd.
They will set off alongside 15,000 other runners from The Mall on May 27.
Virginia Beardshaw, I Can chief executive, said: "Every penny raised by this team will go towards I Can's work with some of the 1.2 million children in the UK with a speech, language and communication need (SLCN).
"It is an exciting year for sport, and I am pleased that so many I Can supporters are taking part in this event. We wish everyone the best of luck for Sunday's race, and I look forward to congratulating the I Can team at the finish line."