Track Still The Focus For Jo Pavey

Jo Pavey will stick to the ova this year. Photo: PhotoRun.net

She wants to double at this summer’s world championships.

When one thinks of a speedy and successful British long-distance runner, most people conjure up images of double Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah or the current world-record holder in the marathon, Paula Radcliffe.

But what about Jo Pavey?

After all, Pavey was the first non-African woman to cross the finish line in last summer’s Olympics for the 5,000m and 10,000m events, finishing seventh in both.

According to an article posted on the Athletics Weekly Web site, Pavey has decided to stick to the track.

“Jo is concentrating on getting in a couple of months’ good training at the moment and in 2013 she wants to run the 5,000m and 10,000m at the Worlds,” said her coach and husband Gavin Pavey. “She’ll probably run the European Team Champs, the world trials and possibly a few Diamond League races as well.”

Off the track, Pavey is a 2:28:24 marathoner. She was forced to drop out of last year’s Yokohama Marathon due to a sore throat.

For More: Athletics Weekly

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