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Lyne set for return to training

Becky Lyne
Lyne was the British Athletics Writers' female athlete of the year in 2006

Sheffield athlete Becky Lyne hopes to begin full training next month as she recovers from two-and-a-half years of injury problems.

Lyne, who has had a stop-start career since winning European 800m bronze in 2006, broke her wrist a month ago.

The 26-year-old said: "I'll be able to train again properly in the new year and I'm hoping to go to South Africa in January for warm-weather training."

She missed the Beijing Olympics and has lost her access to lottery funding.

The middle-distance runner missed out on this year's Olympic Games and said: "That made me decide to I call it a day for the season, have some rest and plenty of treatment from [physiotherapist] Ali Rose before getting ready for 2009."

She is now aiming for the World Championships in Berlin in August.

see also
GB athletes hit by funding cuts
05 Nov 08 |  Athletics
Injured Lyne forced to miss Osaka
11 Aug 07 |  Athletics
Lyne laps up a season of success
18 Oct 06 |  Athletics
Awards honour for Farah and Lyne
15 Oct 06 |  Athletics
Three bronzes for gutsy Britons
10 Aug 06 |  Athletics

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