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Radcliffe rules out quick return

AFP-JIJI

World marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe has ruled out an immediate return to competitive racing after a spate of injuries and surgery all helped to scuttle her latest ambition to race in this year’s London Marathon.

“At this point I don’t know when I will make a comeback because I had major surgery when I was unable to take part in the London Olympics in 2012,” Radcliffe said.

Radcliffe is in Kenya for training and to also mentor the young British runners preparing here for the London Marathon and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Her last competitive outing was in early 2012.

“End of August 2012 I had the big surgery and I wasn’t able to run at all until April of 2013, and then it was very sore and pretty painful. I took a slow build-up so I am now able to run once a day an hour or two hours and it seems to be coming back,” she said.