LEEDS, England, April 19 (UPI) -- A 36-year-old British woman who runs for the fun of it has earned a qualifying spot in the Summer Olympics, The Times of London reported Monday.
Tracey Morris ran the London Marathon Sunday, finishing with a time of 2:33:52. She finished 10th in the women's race, and will now join Paula Radcliffe, who did not compete, in representing Britain at the Olympic Games.
She last ran the London Marathon with friends in 1999, because it was something she felt she had to do after turning 30, and recorded a time of 3:39:21.
Morris is the first woman jogger in the 24-year history of the London Marathon to end up at the Olympics.
Some 33,000 people took part in the 22.6 mile race, raising millions of dollars for charity.
The optician's assistant said she now faces the prospect of asking for time off work.
"I think they think I just jog around the block," she said. "It might come as a bit of a shock to them."