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Paula Radcliffe's Olympic hopes have been dashed today as she withdrew from London 2012 marathon because of injury.
Speculation had been rife the 38-year-old world record-holder would pull out after a foot problem flared up again and today the news was confirmed.
Team GB say Bedford's Paula Radcliffe is 'still in the team' despite injury fears. The marathon runner Tweeted earlier a message that implied her chances of competing were 'not looking good'.
Concerns have been raised that Bedford's Paula Radcliffe will miss out on competing at the Olympics after Tweeting that it is 'not looking good'.
The 38-year-old could pull out of the women’s marathon a week today because of a long-term foot complaint.
However team bosses today said she's still very much part of the team and that "she's doing everything she can to fight her injury" although they did say there was another athlete who could take her place.
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Paula Radcliffe's Olympic hopes evaporated today as she withdrew from London 2012 marathon because of injury.