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Bleasdale finishes eighth in 5,000m final

Great Britain's Jo Pavey and Julia Bleasdale after the Women's 5000m final at the Olympic Stadium. Credit: PA, Martin Rickett

There was disappointment for Hillingdon's Julia Bleasdale in the Olympic 5,000m final this evening.

She finished eighth - just behind her teammate Jo Pavey.

After the race she said she'd shown that she's capable of competing with the best in the world and the next stage is to become one of the best in the world.

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