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Pavey finally given first World Championship medal

Exeter athlete Jo Pavey has been given her first World Championship medal - 10 years after the event.

The veteran long distance runner was awarded the 10,000m Bronze from the games in Osaka - after the silver medallist was exposed as a drugs cheat.

We spoke to Jo a little earlier:

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Jo Pavey hits Rio 10,000m qualifying time at 42

Jo Pavey has succeeded in running the qualifying time for next month's Olympics at the age of 42, despite failing to defend her European Championship 10,000m.

Jo Pavey (right) and Jess Andrews after the Women's 10,000m Final during day one of the 2016 European Athletic Championships at the Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam. Credit: PA

Pavey finished in fifth spot in Amsterdam with a season's best 31 minutes 34 seconds. She had needed to finish in 32:15 to qualify for Rio.

The athlete has competed at every Olympics since 2000. Pavey will now wait to see whether she will be selected for Rio.

Jo Pavey during the Women's 10,000m Final during day one of the 2016 European Athletic Championships. Credit: PA

The Great West Run: look-ahead with star athlete Jo Pavey

As thousands of people are lacing their trainers and filling their water bottles ready for the Great West Run in Exeter, we've been catching up with the woman who's going to start them all off on Sunday: Devon's superstar runner, Jo Pavey

The West Hill runner gained international fame after winning the European Championships in Zurich last year. Her heart is set on a 5th Olympic appearance, but this weekend really won't be about the winning, but the taking part.

She'll officially get the race underway at 9am Sunday, it's raising money for many charities including the race charity Children's Hospice South West.

Click to hear why their work is so important:

And for the 4000 people set to take part, Jo says there's a real treat in store:

It's just such a fantastic course taking in the sights of the city and the pretty country lanes like Stoke Woods and St Andrews Lane.

I'm just excited about going along it's such an honour and I'm really looking forward to it.

– JO PAVEY
The race is now in its 30th year
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