London: British world marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe has conceded her career might be over after complications with a foot injury left her struggling to run.
The 39-year old veteran marathon runner said, she has not run beyond a short jog for eight months, since she was ruled out of the 2012 London Olympics, adding her hopes of competing in a 10km race in the spring of 2013 had been shattered.
Radcliffe hopes to end her career with at least one more competitive outing, but she knows it is not guaranteed. Radcliffe said she is very much in that limbo where she knows and accepts that realistically it may not be possible, but at the same time she has a little window of hope and she would rather be able to finish her career in a race, rather than a race she can`t actually get to the start line of.
Radcliffe is one of Great Britain`s most well known female athletes. Despite effectively running for 18 years with a broken bone in her left foot, she was world marathon champion in 2005, and twice won the world cross-country title.
Next month marks the 10th anniversary of her setting a stunning new world record, a mark which she still holds today, when she completed the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon in two hours, 15 minutes and 25 seconds.
I was down 2-1 in the third it was really tight and it was really tough.