Jo Pavey is a highly popular athlete in the UK. She has made International teams in cross, track and on the roads. I watched her battle in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth and 2014 European Champs 10,000m. She was amazing. I was in Osaka in 2007, and the women’s 10,000m was amazing. Kara Goucher took the bronze, Kim Smith fifth and Jo Pavey was fourth. The Turkish champion, Elvan Abeylegesse, was caught on a doping charge.
Jo Pavey is a remarkable athlete, and role model. I am happy to see her get her get her medal.
EXETER (GBR): Britain’s Jo Pavey this week received her upgraded 10,000m bronze medal from the 2007 World Championships in the post. She wrote on Twitter: “Unfortunately I’ll never get that precious moment of standing on the podium in Osaka, but it’s so nice to have my medal. @gavinpavey got our kids to award it to me, which was so lovely.”