London 2012 Olympics: Stress fracture ends Joe Thomas bid

Joe Thomas

Welshman Joe Thomas's dream of running in the 800m at the 2012 London Olympics has been ended by a stress fracture to his shin.

The 24-year-old from Pontypridd won the UK indoor title in February.

But he tweeted: "No Olympics or track season for me this year. A few lengthy battles with niggles has resulted in a stress fracture."

Thomas set a Welsh 800m indoor record of 1:46:33 at a race in Stockholm, Sweden in February.

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