Sotherton loved being a team player
BEING part of a team is one of the things former Olympian Kelly Sotherton misses most about her top-level athletics career.
Sotherton enjoyed success in the heptathlon and won an Olympic bronze medal in Athens, Greece, in 2004.
Now retired, Sotherton was recently a guest at Cleethorpes Academy's presentation evening at Grimsby Town Hall.
Speaking at the event, she said: "The highlight of my athletic career has got to be travelling the world as part of a team.
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"I have been fortunate as to where my career has taken me.
"I am still devastated to have had to retire from the sport due to injury, but I still want to keep fit.
"I will not be competing at any elite level now, but I hope to take part in the London Marathon in April and have already begun training."