Pavey cites age as funding lost

Ross McLean
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EUROPEAN champion Jo Pavey suspects her age is the principal reason for omission from the list of athletes set to receive National Lottery funding through UK Sport for the forthcoming season.

The 41-year-old has enjoyed a successful year after winning European 10,000m gold and Commonwealth 5,000m bronze in Glasgow although British Athletics fail to see her ongoing medal potential. Pavey said: “It is difficult when you get older because you feel like you’re putting in the performances but you’re probably too old to get the funding.”