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Last Updated: Monday, 15 August 2005, 14:45 GMT 15:45 UK
Radcliffe makes track career vow
Paul Radcliffe
Paula Radcliffe shrugged off hints that she may retire from track athletics by promising to compete in future events.

The British star suggested that she may "move on" and concentrate on the marathon after finishing ninth in the 10,000m at the Worlds Championships.

But she changed her mind following her marathon gold medal on Sunday.

"You will see me running on the track again - that is very important to me now that I have been successful on the roads," said Radcliffe.

"It's important that as world record-holder I can show I can win major titles as well."

The news will come as a big boost to British selectors, who will be hoping she will defend her Commonwealth Games 5,000m and European Championship 10,000m titles next year.

"I'm going to go away, relax and have my break and then make plans," said the 31-year-old, who will stay at home in Loughborough rather than returning to her Font Romeau training base in the French Pyrennees.




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