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Structural engineer Freya Murray steps into Olympic marathon place

Cundall structural engineer Freya Murray has this week been confirmed to replace marathon runner Paula Radcliffe at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Murray was designated the alternate for the British women’s team after making a solid marathon debut at the Virgin London Marathon last April where she finished 13th. She represented Scotland in the Commonwealth Games in 2010, finishing fifth in the 10,000m and seventh in the 5000m.

The Women’s Marathon, which Radcliffe last weekend had to withdraw from due to injury, takes place on Sunday 5 August at 11am.

Murray joined Cundall in 2006 as a structural graduate engineer, working part-time while training and competing across the world.

“We are all delighted for Freya, she is such a dedicated and determined athlete,” said Cundall structural engineering partner Gordon Reid. “She manages to balance her training and working with Cundall in such a professional manner and is a pleasure to work with. This combined with her friendly and positive personality means everyone at Cundall will be cheering her on, we are so proud of her.”

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  • She'll perhaps be seeing civil/soils engineer Freya Summersgill of Imperial, one year younger, on volunteer duty at the Stadium. Good Luck, all Freya-s

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