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Dan Robinson on course for marathons despite injury

Dan Robinson
Robinson won bronze at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne

Dan Robinson is hopeful his calf problem will be a minor issue as he targets two major marathons in 2010.

The injury forced the 35-year-old to pull out of the London Marathon at half-way on Sunday.

Robinson aims to run at the European Championships and Commonwealth Games later this year.

He told BBC Radio Gloucestershire: "I'm sure I'll snap out of it. That's the nature of the marathon - you train for months and have to perform on one day."

Having previously run the qualifying time, Robinson has had his place in the squad for the European Championships in Barcelona in July confirmed.

Britain's top male distance runner also hopes to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October and has welcomed news that English athletes will go, despite recent security fears.

"The Commonwealth Games is an absolutely brilliant event, it's slightly different from the other championships - it's slightly more relaxed, but the standard of competition is normally very high," he said.

"The games in India will be a fantastic experience, there are obviously some security issues, but it's great that England Athletics have deemed it safe for us to travel."


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