Athletics: Another chance for Jones

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The Independent Online
STEVE JONES leads Britain's marathon challenge at this year's World Championships in Stuttgart in August - 10 days after his 38th birthday.

The wily veteran pushed himself in to the selectors' plans by winning the Toronto marathon last October in 2hr 10min 6sec. Jones, a member of the Newport Harriers club who is now based in the United States, will be keen to make up for his last Great Britain appearance - also in Stuttgart - when dehydration struck when he was well ahead at the 1986 European Championships.

Jones, who will be 38 on 4 August, set a British best time of 2:07:13 in 1985. His partner will be Paul Evans, the 31-year-old Belgrave Harrier, who ran 2:10:36 in last year's London Marathon.

The women's marathon at Stuttgart will feature Sally Eastall of St Edmunds Pacers and Marion Sutton from City of Plymouth. Liz McColgan was not considered because she plans to defend her world 10,000 metres title.