Interview: Andrea Whitcombe
Posted by: Annie Emmerson
Posted on: Friday 13th June 2008
Sport can be a cruel game, to make it to the top an athlete has to be prepared to sacrifice everything and, even then, there are no guarantees of victory or selection for the Olympic Games. 2004's Olympic reserve, Andrea Whitcombe, knows this only to well. As Great Britain's highest ranked athlete for the last four years, and with her best start to the season ever, the 36-year-old, looked to be one of the outstanding favourites to make the Beijing Olympic team. Sadly, and without warning, an Achilles injury appeared, leaving Andrea standing on the startline at the final Olympic selection race having missed six weeks of running and lacking the form that saw her start the year so positively. Now with her Olympic dream cruelly snatched away from her, she's trying to look positively towards the twilight era of her career.
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