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  Marathon woman's Olympic success
Updated 19 April 2004, 17.12
The London Marathon
An optician who was the first Brit lady to finish Sunday's London Marathon has raced into the British Olympic team.

Tracey Morris, 36, was shocked to have done so well, since she only started running seriously last year.

She crossed the line 10th, in two hours 33 minutes 52 seconds, and within the qualifying time for the Olympics.

It means she will start training with team-mates Paula Radcliffe and Liz Yelling for her Athens Olympic debut. The games are on from 13 to 29 August.

Tracey Morris
Tracey had only done one full marathon before
"I can hardly believe it," she said. "I will now have to speak to my bosses and see if I can get the time off work."

Tracey had only done one London Marathon before, over six years ago, when she made it to the finish line in over three and a half hours.

When she was 17, she ran for Welsh Schools, but spent 10 years away from athletics before starting again to keep fit.

Over 30,000 runners braved the rain in the 24th London Marathon, which was won by Kenyans Margaret Okayo in two hours and 23 minutes, and Evans Rutto in two hours six minutes.

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