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HEEL OP GIVES WOOTTON SECOND CRACK AT TRACK

AN OPERATION to fix a genetic condition is giving former UK 1500m champion Katrina Wootton a new lease of life as she gets set to return to international duty for the first time in four years this month, writes Paul Halford.

The Coventry Godiva athlete has been blighted for much of her career by Haglund’s deformity – an enlargement of the heel bone, which had begun to make track running impossible.

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