She had recently defeated Paula Radcliffe in the Bupa London 10,000m.
One of Britain’s best hopes for a distance medal at the upcoming World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Jo Pavey, will not be able to compete. According to an article posted on ESPN.com, the 37-year-old runner sustained a foot injury in training that is not listed as serious.
Pavey had been enjoying a good season this year. She defeated the world-record holder in the marathon, Paula Radcliffe, at the Bupa London 10,000m, running 32:23. This victory made her the first Briton to defeat Radcliffe in three years.
Regarding Pavey’s decision to pull out of the World Championships, she said she is concerned about risking her chances at the upcoming 2012 Olympics in London. Instead, Pavey plans to run a marathon later this year. She debuted at the distance in London last year with a 19th-place showing.
The British team has been plagued with injuries as of late. It will be short of Louise Damen as well as Paula Radcliffe. The team is now comprised of Mara Yamauchi, Alyson Dixon and Susan Partridge.
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