Jo Pavey believes she has finally seen off the health problems which threatened to prevent her switching from the track to a road-running career.
The Commonwealth 5,000m silver medallist will never forget how she staggered over the line in her half-marathon debut at the Bupa Great North Run in 2006 and needed urgent medical treatment due to high levels of blood sugar.
But after gaining a magnificent third place and personal best time of 68minutes 53seconds behind Gete Wami and Magdalene Mukunzi in Sunday's (1/2 marathon) race, the 35-year-old believes she can fulfil her ambition of moving up to the marathon.
Pavey, whose new confidence is founded on physiological and dietary advice, including eating a tuna sandwich three hours before her race, admits she expects to run a full marathon next year. -from sportinglife.com
MY COMMENT: I've heard of and experienced low blood sugar while running but high? Not unless you are diabetic. I need to research this one some more.