The marathon is the first of the athletics events to take place at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, with two of the runners representing Scotland from Dumfries and Galloway.
One of them in particular has had an interesting journey up to the Commonwealth Games - with Joasia swapping her day job as a GP to compete in the marathon this Sunday.
Hannah McNulty spoke to them in Kilmarnock yesterday to see how they were getting on.
If you want to see Joasia and Ross take on the marathons, watch the games on Sunday morning.
Borderer Daniel Wallace has qualified for the final of the 400m freestyle after finishing second in his heat this morning.
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Our region's first athlete is in action today at the Commonwealth Games as the Borders' Daniel Wallace swims in the 400m freestyle heat.
Daniel went to Chirnside Primary school and Duns Swimming club where he first started his swimming career.
He has since moved to East Lothian and travelled to the US to study.
Watch his performance and see how he gets on at 11am.
Fans and athletes alike from the Border region are gearing up for the start of the Commonwealth Games today.
The opening ceremony takes place in Glasgow tonight - where the eyes of the world will be upon Celtic Park for the beginning of the 20th annual Games.
One Carlisle man who is looking forward to the Commonwealth Games more than most is Alan Bell.
He's the official starter for the athletics in the games, having taken part in nearly every international competition in the world.
Fiona McIlwraith went to meet him.
The Commonwealth Games is just hours away. In around 24 hours the opening ceremony will take place in the host city of Glasgow.
Tens of thousands of visitors from 71 nations and countries across the world are already in the city soaking up the atmosphere.
Our Correspondent Hannah McNulty is there, and will be reporting on our athletes' progress.
She's been out today meeting the people that have travelled to Glasgow for the games:
Thousands of people from across the world are arriving in Glasgow ahead of the start of the 20th Commonwealth Games.
The opening ceremony is tomorrow night and for athletes, like Penrith rugby sevens player Mike Ellery who is based in London, it's a chance for plenty of friends and family to see him in action.
As well as the cream of the region's sporting talent representing Scotland at the Commonwealth Games, no less than four of our local referees will be there officiating.
While a man from Peebles will be the Games official timekeeper. Stuart Cameron reports.
A dozen athletes from the Borders have been congratulated ahead of their Commonwealth Games appearances.
Scottish Borders Council congratulated the 12 athletes who will compete across six different disciplines during the 11 days of action.
– Councillor Vicky Davidson, Scottish Borders Council
"If you take the Borders as a percentage of Scotland's population then we have double the number of athletes from our region that we could have expected.
“I'm sure Borderers will get behind these 12 talented young people in their various competitions and I know many people are looking forward to travelling up to Glasgow from the Borders to see them in action.”
The 12 Borders athletes to compete at Glasgow Commonwealth Games are:
- Lee Jones of Selkirk, Stuart Hogg of Hawick, Scott Wight of Melrose (Rugby 7s)
- Jak Scott of Hawick and Lucy Hope of Crailing (swimming)
- Sarah Robertson of Selkirk (hockey)
- Chris O'Hare of West Linton, Guy Learmonth of Berwick, Libby Clegg of Newcastleton; Sam Kinghorn of Gordon (athletics)
- Grant Ferguson of Peebles (cycling)
- Jo Pettitt of West Linton (netball)