In the marathon Paula Radcliffe from Bedford has already qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
But our region could provide Team GB with both of their long distance runners, with an Ipswich athlete hoping to be there as well.
She's just got married, so you might not recognise the name, but in the Olympic spotlight this week, is Helen Davies.
With 100 days to go, competitors with links to this region have good reason to look forward to the Olympics.
A student from the University of East Anglia has been chosen as one of the torchbearers when the Olympic torch comes to Norfolk.
The Olympic Torch Relay will take in four Royal residences - including the Sandringham estate in Norfolk - on its journey to London.