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Prince Harry to present London Marathon medals
Apr 19, 2012, 12:02 GMT
Britain's Prince Harry is to attend the London Marathon on Sunday (22.04.12).
The 27-year-old royal will present medals to the first three winners of the wheelchair, elite men and women, and mini marathon races in his capacity as Patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust, a role he took up earlier this year.
Former long distance runner David Bedford, joint director of the 26.2-mile race, said in a statement: 'We are delighted to have Prince Harry with us to present awards to our runners this year.
'Prince Harry is a great supporter of the event and it is especially fitting to have a royal presence during the queen's Diamond Jubilee year.'
The prince is due to meet a number of volunteers involved with the administration of the race and members of St. John Ambulance.
The London Marathon Charitable Trust partnered with the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry earlier this year to support the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge.
The UK-wide initiative - which William is a patron of - was created to mark the queen's Diamond Jubilee and this year's London Olympic and Paralympic Games by protecting 2,012 outdoor recreational spaces by 2012.
As a result of the partnership, the Charitable Trust has donated Â£1 million to go towards protecting Queen Elizabeth II Fields in London boroughs.
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