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Last Updated: Saturday, 12 November 2005, 13:15 GMT
Brown doubtful for cross country
Jon Brown
Brown finished ninth in the New York marathon
Former champion Jon Brown has still to decide whether he will run in December's Spar European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg.

Brown, ninth in last Sunday's New York marathon, would be a boost as GB seek to improve on third last year.

"I'll see how I feel in the next few weeks but probably there's little chance of my running the European event," said Brown.

The Canada-based star added: "I'd like to run some cross country in January."

Brown was eight in the Great North Run in September and pulled out of last month's World Half-Marathon Championships to concentrate on his New York preparations.

But he said: "New York was disappointing because I had to stop at two miles and re-tie a shoelace.

"By the time I got running again the lead group was gone and I had little choice but to run with the second group.

"The last 12 miles I ran by myself but without any real purpose."

Meanwhile, British team-mate Hayley Yelling competes in Tilburg on Sunday at the venue which hosts the European Cross Country Championships on 11 December.

Yelling races over 6.2km where her biggest rival will be Anika Kalovics, the 2003 championships bronze medallist.

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