THE elite performance head of UK Athletics admitted yesterday that two of Britain's Olympic title hopes are uncertain even to start.
Charles Van Commenee admitted Paula Radcliffe is rated only 50-50, and he was so uncertain of former World triple jump champion Phillips Idowu that he nearly excluded him from the GB team.
The Dutchman was asked yesterday if world record-holder Radcliffe would be fit to start the marathon: "Shall we flip a coin? Basically Phillips Idowu is a big concern. Paula is always a concern. She has been on a thin line every day for the last decade."
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