Charlotte Purdue feels running for Team GB ‘tainted’ after Olympics snub

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  • Purdue was expected to get UK Athletics pick for Japan
  • ‘It’s an honour to run for GB but I won’t forget this whole year’

Charlotte Purdue, one of Britain’s top marathon runners, says her desire to represent her country has been “tainted” after she was controversially left out of the Tokyo Olympics.

The 30-year-old, who is in bullishly impressive form before Sunday’s London Marathon, was expected to get one of the two discretionary UK Athletics picks for Japan after being given a medical exemption to miss the Olympic trials in March through injury.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/oct/01/charlotte-purdue-running-for-team-gb-tainted-olympics-snub under the title “Charlotte Purdue feels running for Team GB ‘tainted’ after Olympics snub”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.