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I am wishing everyone the best of luck in this week’s 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon. Unfortunately my hopes of achieving a personal best and getting closer to the Guinness World Record time to be the fastest person in that animal costume will have to wait for another year.

I have come down with the flu and after trying to race a few years ago with a cold which subsequently meant contracting pneumonia, I don’t want to make the same mistake again.

I am gutted having to make this decision, especially after all the training and racing I have done in recent months. I was also hoping to raise money for 21st Century Legacy Trust as I have done on previous occasions.

However, I would like to thank Charlie from Athlete Service, Stevie Oldfield for sports therapy, Martyn at f3 events, Bonza bike box, Deep heat & Deep freeze, Tim Prendergast, Vince Johnson and Olly bar for all their support.

I am already focusing on another race later in the season so watch this space……. I have also deferred my London marathon place until next year, so I may be down but I’m definitely not out!!

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Olympian 2x World Champion Rower GB Age Group Triathlete, 

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— Posted on 19th April 2017