Pavey wins UK 10,000m title

Great Britain distance runner Jo Pavey qualifies for European Championships

by Rhalou Allerhand

In her first race since finishing seventh twice at the London Olympics and giving birth last September, Jo Pavey won the UK 10,000m Championships in Highgate on Saturday.

Coming in at 32:11, the 40-year-old distance runner from Devon was well inside the 33-minute qualification time for Zurich and also took more than two minutes off the UK W40 10,000m record.

Pavey has not raced competitively since coming seventh in the final of the 5,000m at the London 2012 Olympics. She won silver in the 10,000m at the European Championships in 2012.

She tweeted: “Really enjoyed being back on the track tonight. Crowd was absolutely awesome! Thank you Highgate Harriers.”

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