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Tulu aiming for Bupa great Caledonian win

Derartu Tulu on Sunday aims adding her name to the distinguished

list of Olympic and World 10,000 metres gold medallists who have won

the BUPA Great Caldeonian Run.

Past winners of the 10 kilometres road race which is returning to

the streets of Edinburgh after a seven years sojourn in Balmoral,

include Olga Bondarenko and Liz McColgan.

Bondarenko winner of her Olympic title in Seoul 17-years ago claimed

her victory in 1994 while McColgan the 1991 World champion has twice

won the race.

Now Tulu albeit over a brand new city centre course, starts

favourite to become the first woman to collect the top honours on the

return of the meeting to the Scottish capital. But despite a genuine enthusiasm for the event and the opportunity

to visit Scotland for the first time, the Ethiopian admits her

magnificent career might be approaching an end.