On behalf of our whole family, I wish to nominate my father Dennis Adelsberg. A runner all his life he was inspired to run by his father who ran the marathon trials for the 1908 London Olympics. For many years Dennis was a promionent member of Liverpool Boundary Harriers and also competed on behalf of the RAF in which he served for 8 years. For the past 29 years he has served as president of Skelmersdale Boundary Harriers, a club he co-founded. His love of running and desire to help others has seen him run several marathons for charity, raising money for a CAT Scanner Appeal, The Stroke Association and Hillsborough. Just last year, aged 80, he completed his 11th London Marathon on behalf of Macmillan Nurses. His chrity work also extends to the Ormskirk Hospital League of Friends for whom he has worked tirelessly and unselfishly for the past 23 years, the last 3 of which as chairman. He visits the hospital on most days including Christmas day, Easter, Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day cheering up staff and patients with his kindness and great sense of humor. Dennis is a much loved and well respected member of his local community who is always happy to help anyone. At the age of 81 his passion and devotion to his sport and charity work contiues unabted. He is stiil remarkably fior and healthy and would be honoured and delighted to be given this wonderful opportunity to run with the Olympic Flame, 104 years after his father ran in the London Olympic Trials.