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Ross Murray: "I nearly gave up one year before Olympics"

The Olympic 1500m runner Ross Murray, who trains with the Gateshead Harriers, told Pam Royle and Ian Payne he nearly became a holiday rep before he was selected for Team GB - but when he goes to Rio de Janeiro it will be as an athlete, not a tourist.

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