Posted July 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Paula Radcliffe
Britain's Paula Radcliffe says her chances of running in the Olympic marathon are ''not looking good'' because of a foot injury that flared up during training the past month. The 38-year-old world-record holder in the marathon denied a British newspaper report Sunday that she had withdrawn from the Aug. 5 race. UK Athletics and the British Olympic Association also said they were unaware of any decision by Radcliffe to withdraw. Radcliffe tweeted: ''Not looking good but my heartbreaking news to break!'' She added that she won't make a decision until a final training run. Radcliffe has been slowed by injuries since winning the 2005 world championship. The three-time New York City Marathon winner failed to finish the 2004 Athens marathon and was 23rd in Beijing in 2008.

Radcliffe out of Olympic marathon

Paula Radcliffe's hopes of finally winning an Olympic medal are over. A foot injury forced one of the greatest female distance runners to withdraw from the London Games on Sunday. It was the latest - and possibly most frustrating - setback in a long list of Olympic disappointments. The 38-year-old Briton holds the marathon world record but has failed to win a medal in four...
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