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Bra-wearing walkers reach finish line after overnight marathon

Men and women wearing decorated bras have begun to cross the finish line after walking all night in London.

More than 17,000 people have been power walking since midnight to raise money and awareness for breast cancer in London's 17th annual MoonWalk.

Participants set off from Clapham Common in brightly-decorated bras to cover a marathon or half-marathon distance.

The MoonWalk is organised by the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer, which funds 25% of breast cancer research in the UK.


Moonwalk 2013 comes to Battersea

Thousands of people will hit the streets of London tonight dressed in an array of colourful bras. Moonwalk 2013 will take place in Battersea Park where entrants can either power walk their way through a half or full marathon.

Female entrants in Moonwalk 2011. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The event has been organised by Walk the Walk, a charity which raises money for vital breast cancer causes, while encouraging men and women to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Famous walkers who'll be attending include TV presenters, Penny Smith and Janet Ellis, actress Emma Kennedy and singer Alison Moyet .The theme this year is outer space, so anything extra terrestrial or science fiction based goes.

Thousands of walkers are expected to do the walk in bras covered with things associated with aliens, astronauts and much more.Since its launch 17 years ago, Walk the Walk has raised over £85 million for vital breast causes.