Freya Murray has been confirmed as Great Britain's replacement for Paula Radcliffe in the Olympic women's marathon.
Murray, who is Scottish but lives in Newcastle and runs for Chester-le-Street, was selected as a reserve to the team and has been in full training just in case one of the squad was forced out with injury.
Radcliffe revealed the news on Sunday that she would be unable to compete in a home Games due to injury - with her curse around the Olympics continuing.
The BOA has received approval from the International Olympic Committee and International Association of Athletics Federations for a late athlete replacement.
Murray said: "I am absolutely delighted to have been selected to Team GB and I will be aiming to do Britain proud in London on Sunday.
"My thoughts go out to Paula, who has been extremely supportive towards me throughout this process.
"Both she and UKA have been keeping me informed of the situation, so I knew there was a chance I would be competing which has helped."
Team GB Chef de Mission Andy Hunt added: "We are proud to welcome Freya to Team GB. We know she has been training hard and preparing, and will arrive fully ready to compete and deliver her personal best."
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