BBC Sport - Lizzy Yarnold: I realised I was exhausted

I realised I was exhausted - Yarnold

Lizzy Yarnold discusses the "emotional and mental fatigue" that has led to her taking a year-long break from skeleton.

The Briton, 26, has won Olympic,World, European and overall World Cup gold medals in the last two years - exertions which have left her feeling burnt out.

With Yarnold, the recently retired Rose McGrandle and Shelley Rudman - who has extended her maternity leave - all missing, Laura Deas is now the only established slider in the British women's programme for this season.

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