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  • Writer's pictureThe British Polio Fellowship

Runners pounded London’s streets in a 10K race

The ASICS 10K race returned to the streets of London today for its annual summer event, seeing thousands of runners winding their way through London in the searing heat.

This year, Kripen Dhrona, Chief Executive of the British Polio Fellowship and Esther Levin, the daughter of Communications and Information Officer, Carol Levin ran the race to raise money for the charity.

They were joined by an estimated 10,000 runners, enduring temperatures of around 23°C (73°F) as they headed down Piccadilly, passing landmarks along the way such as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the London Eye and then onto Whitehall. There were live bands and DJs at intervals along the way, to spur runners on.

Both Kripen and Esther successfully completed the race, taking just over an hour to reach the finish line. After regaining his breath Kripen commented: "It is the best feeling, to run this race knowing you are supporting polio survivors. All the runners are supporting and clapping each other. It's really good”.

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