Jo Pavey to receive medal won 10 years ago

Pavey won the 2015 Bupa London 10,000 Credit: PA

Devon athlete Jo Pavey will get her first World Championship medal tomorrow - 10 years after the event.

43-year old Pavey will be awarded the 10,000m bronze from Osaka in 2007.

The veteran long distance runner has been upgraded from fourth place because the original silver medallist was exposed as a drugs cheat.

In 2015, the Turkish Athletic Federation revealed original silver medallist Elvan Abeylegesse had tested positive for a controlled substance.

Athletics governing body the IAAF confirmed the test and wiped her results from 25 August 2007 until 25 August 2009.

This means original bronze medallist Kara Goucher of the USA has been promoted to silver with Pavey claiming bronze.

Pavey leading the Women's 5000m during a Diamond League event. Credit: PA

In 2014 she became the oldest woman ever to claim gold at a European Championships.

But the experienced runner told ITV last year she is frustrated that the IAAF covered up the scale of doping in athletics and believes it cost her more medals in her career.

Competing in Rio last year made Pavey the only British track athlete to have competed in five Olympic games.

Pavey with fellow Brit Jessica Andrews before the Women's 10,000m final at the Rio 2016 Olympics Credit: PA

Pavey has since said she is disappointed not to have experienced her big moment on the podium.

She continues to compete at the age of 43.

The runner from Honiton aimed to qualify for this weekend's World Championships in London but has been ruled out by injury.

The break will allow Pavey to focus on her medal ceremony.

She says she is looking forward to the experience after so long.

11 individual athletes and 5 teams will receive reallocated medals in London.