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  Radcliffe delays 10,000m decision
Updated 26 August 2004, 18.05
Paula Radcliffe
British athlete Paula Radcliffe has delayed her decision on whether to take part in the Olympic 10,000m until Friday - the day of the race.

The 30-year-old has been agonising over the decision after pulling out of the marathon on Sunday, despite being the world record holder in the event.

"I desperately want to redeem something but I'm not going to put myself in the arena if I'm not right," she said.

Paula is on the entry list for the race but that doesn't mean she will run.

Paula dropped out of the marathon
Paula dropped out of the marathon

The Team GB athletics manager said: "It's now up to her whether she runs, but she does have the opportunity to pull out at any time before the race.

"Paula trained twice yesterday and she'll know better than me what kind of state she is in."

Numb

Paula dropped out of Sunday's marathon with four miles to go.

"I was struggling to stay on the road and I felt numb," she said.

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