Paul Radcliffe will end a two-year absence from British track action at the
Norwich Union British Grand Prix in Gateshead next month.
The sports biggest star has not raced a track meeting in her home country
since the 2002 Commonwealth Games, but will begin her countdown to this years
Olympic Games with a 10,000m on 27 June at the IAAF Super Grand Prix meeting.
Radcliffe is Britains best hope of a medal at the Athens games, and her
presence in the North East will make the Gateshead date the must-see meeting of
Radcliffe said: "Its been a long time since I raced on the track in the
UK and I have really missed it. Gateshead will be a welcome return.
"I am really looking forward to running there, the support from the
crowds in the North East is always great so I hope people turn out in
Radcliffe has been sorely missed in UK track meetings since winning the
Commonwealth 5000m gold medal in Manchester.