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Kelly's career will be over soon but it all started in 1993. The hair was different but the results were the same. After leaving the army Kelly picked up the 800m AAA and UK titles.
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And she took her first major title with Commonwealth Gold in Canada in 1994 over 1500m, with a silver in the Europeans.
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Doubling up, Kelly took bronze and silver at the Worlds in Gothenburg in 95 and headed to Atlanta in 96 in confident mood.
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But after finishing fourth it was revealed she has running with a stress fracture and then spent seven weeks in plaster.
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As a former army physical trainer Kelly has always been well suited to putting plenty back into the sport and injuries have allowed her plenty of time to do so.
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An achilles injury forced Kelly out of the 97 Worlds in Athens but her full battling qualities were to come to the fore when she landed in Sydney for the 2000 Olympics.
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Despite a lack of training Kelly took on the field in the 800m and took bronze behind her then training partner Maria Mutola.
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And then in Athens 2004 the roles were reversed. Looking stronger and fitter Kelly paced her run brilliantly to take gold in the 800m
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And the extra confidence of an Olympic title saw Kelly cruise into the 1500m final ...
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...and straight into the history books! It's Holmes sweet Holmes as Kelly captures a glorious gold medal double . Go girl!
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It's double delight for Kelly, now being hailed Britain's greatest ever female Olympian
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And Kelly's remarkable achievements are acknowledged as she's given the honour of carrying the flag for GB at the Olympics closing ceremony. What will the future hold for Kelly?
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