Japanese Olympic Marathon runners joined 100-strong I CAN team in Bupa London 10,000
Japanese Olympic Marathon runners, including Miss Yoshimi Ozaki, Miss Risa Shigetomo, Mr.Arata Fujiwara and Mr.Kentaro Nakamoto joined a team of 100 runners competing in the BUPA London 10,000 yesterday (Sunday 27th May) for I CAN, the children’s communication charity.
The race, which started on The Mall, with over 15,000 registered runners, was an opportunity for the Japanese Olympic runners to practise part of the planned Olympic route. The I CAN running team included 26 runners from Openreach, a BT Group Business, in addition to runners from Unum, who chose I CAN as their Charity of the Year 2012 and Print Data Solutions Ltd.
Virginia Beardshaw, I CAN Chief Executive said, “We were thrilled to have 100 runners taking part in BUPA London 10,000 yesterday for I CAN, the children’s communication charity. 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 we were really pleased that so many I CAN supporters took part in this event.”