Athletics: Meadows targets Olympic glory

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Jenny Meadows set her sights on winning Commonwealth and Olympic medals after being given all-clear to return to training.

The 800m runner was ruled out of next month’s World Championships after suffering a stress fracture in a thigh bone, but scan results have shown the injury is healing well and she can now start looking to the future.

The 32-year-old says she was considering retirement after the Commonwealth Games next year but she wants one more shot at an Olympic medal after she was not selected for London 2012.

Meadows hopes to be back in action over a mile this September after scan results gave her some good news.

“It is healing really well, as good as we could have hoped, and I can now build into training,” she said.

“Hopefully I’ll be in training when the World Championships are on. It’s brilliant news as you never know if you are a good healer.”

Meadows is now targeting the Great North Mile on September 14 in an attempt to get in top shape for a busy 2014.

The World Indoor Championships begin in Poland in March followed by the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow before the European Championships in Zurich in August.

“The Great North Mile is my own personal motivation and there’s also the possibility of a couple of IAAF challenge races in September,” she added.

“The big things next year are the World Indoors, the Euros and the Commonwealths.”

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