Tributes have been paid to Gary Speed, the late Welsh manager, a year after he was found dead at his home.
A team mate of former Wales manager Gary Speed is to run a half marathon ahead of Swansea's home game against Newcastle in the Premiership.
Aaron Ramsey will not play for Wales on Wednesday in a special game to commemorate the life of former manager, Gary Speed
It's a year to the day since Wales Manager Gary Speed was found dead in his home. Figures from across the sporting world have been remembering the former midfielder, whose clubs included Leeds, Everton and Newcastle. In Llanelli, one of his former teammates completed his own special tribute.
Our Sports Correspondent Richard Morgan has this report.
Wales Assistant Manager John Hartson is the latest sports star to join former Wales international Matty Jones in his memorial challenge in memory of late friend Gary Speed.
Jones, who was a close friend of the former Wales Manager is attempting to cycle for 24 hours on a fixed bike in Llanelli.
Hartson's visit follows support from other friends of Speed's, current Wales Mananger Chris Coleman and captain Ashley Williams.
Former Wales international footballer Matthew Jones is undertaking a 24 hour static cycling ride in his home town of Llanelli to pay tribute to his former team mate and former Welsh manager Gary Speed.
Jones is raising money for Speed's favorite charities - the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and the John Hartson Foundation.
"His memory will never die" he told ITV Wales.
"Gary will always be there in my mind and during this challenge that I've set myself".
"I know it's going to be very very difficult, but I'm sure that Gary's memory, and some of the motivational things he said to me over the years, will really push me on the end of this"
Former Wales international Matthew Jones has a begun a 24-hour fixed cycle ride at a branch of Tesco in Llanelli, as the anniversary of Gary Speed's death approaches.
Jones - who was a close friend of the late Wales manager - has been raising money for charity over the last year by running the London Marathon, several half-marathons and a skydive.
Gary Speed's friend and former team mate Alan Shearer spoke to ITV Wales after last night's game
"I suppose for the first time in history the result didn't matter. I think it was about the turnout, the response and the atmosphere" he said.
"His boys came out to the lounge and spoke to us beforehand. They had us all in tears!"
Former skipper Craig Bellamy will wear the captain's armband when Wales run out against Costa Rica in Cardiff tomorrow night. The game's been arranged as a tribute to late Wales manager Gary Speed. Bellamy takes over the captaincy duties from the injured Aaron Ramsey.
The Wales captain, Aaron Ramsey, will not play against Costa Rica tomorrow after failing to recover from an ankle injury.