LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- Olympic marathoner Paula Radcliffe has a stress facture in her left leg, the BBC reported Friday.
The 34-year-old Radcliffe holds the world record in her event and insists the injury will not prevent her from qualifying for the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing in August.
"It's going to go down to the wire and I will need a bit of luck, but I'm not giving up," she said in a statement to BBC Sports. "I won't run through pain and I won't go if I can't be competitive. I'm doing everything I can to accelerate the bone healing and that is generally a two-week period."
Radcliffe holds a total of 10 world records, but will try to make a comeback after failing to capture the marathon gold medal in 2004 at Athens, Greece.
She won the New York City marathon in October 2007, shortly after her daughter was born.