Weaver Vale MP Graham Evans will line up for his fifth London Marathon in a row this weekend.
The Conservative MP will be alongside thousands of runners as he takes on 26.2-mile course for veterans charity Care after Combat.
This year’s Virgin Money London Marathon takes place in the capital on Sunday (April 24).
Care after Combat helps provide support for the well-being of veterans and their families.
Mr Evans said: “I’m really pleased to be taking part in the marathon again. It’s a terrific event which raises millions for good causes and I’m very proud to be putting on my running shoes.
"Yes, the training can be difficult for such a long race, but nothing compared to what the brave men and women of our armed forces go through to protect us.
“It’s an honour to help those who have given so much to our country.”
The 52-year-old will be the sixth serving MP to complete the London Marathon five consecutive times. Dick Douglas holds the record for finishing every year between 1982-91.
The Tory MP has previously run in support of charities such as Halton Haven Hospice and the Royal British Legion.
For the first time he will line up alongside his wife Cheryl and has been warned he must pace himself.
Mr Evans said: “As a Conservative Member of Parliament, being cheered for four-and-a-half hours was a new experience.
“I am really looking forward to running it again and Mrs Evans has decided to join me this time so who knows what can happen.
“I have my orders that we need to run together, certainly for the first part, and I will endeavour to run with her because she is doing a great job.”
For more information about Care After Combat visit their website.
Mr Evans’s JustGiving page is available here.