Paula Radcliffe has now got her focus set on London 2012 after she gained the qualifying time at the Berlin marathon yesterday.
It was the first marathon for Radcliffe since 2009 after she took time out to have her second child before battling with illness and injury.
The thirty seven year old made her competitive return earlier this year in London but she looked out of shape.
But Radcliffe has worked hard over the summer and looked to be getting back to her best as she finished third in a time of two hours, 23 minutes and 46 seconds - seven minutes inside of the qualifying time for 2012.
And while she bagged her spot on the team for next summer's Olympic Game Radcliffe admits that she was not totally happy with the time.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the race Radcliffe said: "I'm not particularly happy with the time or the position but after the preparation I've had I know next year I can do a lot better.
"It was night and day compared with London. I need to race more and get into that racing spirit. Anybody who is healthy on the start line (at the Olympics) is in with a shot.
"Florence has run really well and obviously has a lot of talent, there are always new people coming through.
"But the marathon is a discipline that needs to be respected, that's why it's so hard to predict in championships.
"All we can do is try to make sure we are 100% on the start line."
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