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- RIATH AL-SAMARRAI and DAVID COVERDALE Sports · Tom · Tokyo · Manchester

BRI­TISH race­walker Tom Bos­worth has re­vealed he had coro­n­avirus. The 30-year-old, one of Sports­mail’s seven ath­letes on the road to the Tokyo Olympics, pro­duced a pos­i­tive test for Covid-19 an­ti­bod­ies in July. He and fi­ancé Harry Dine­ley fell ill in March. Bos­worth has with­drawn from this week­end’s Bri­tish Cham­pi­onships in Manch­ester and will not com­pete this month. He told

Sports­mail: ‘The Bri­tish Cham­pi­onships were on the cards and I wanted to do a 20k but there is no point flog­ging a dead horse and per­form­ing at 50 per cent. ‘Thank­fully I am OK now in terms of the virus and it’s a case of get­ting back to fit­ness. But it has been a hard ex­pe­ri­ence.’

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