With the Olympics just days away it seems the athletic spirit has made the short journey from Stratford to Westminster, with Ed Miliband pictured being put through his paces by a personal trainer.

The Labour leader was snapped sweating in the heat near his North London home as temperatures soared in the capital.

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According to the Daily Mail, Miliband has hired a personal trainer for sessions three times a week. And of course it would be remiss of us not to point out that he is not the only politician to have been photographed while running.

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It could also have been worse, at least he was not wearing pink and black shorts with a dragon emblazoned on the front.

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HuffPost applauds their efforts to remain fit, although Usain Bolt probably does not have to be overly concerned.

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